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SHC approves bail of suspect in money laundering case

SHC approves bail of suspect in money laundering case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) granted protective bail to suspect namely Shar Muhammad Mughari, CEO of a construction company who is wanted to NAB in money laundering scam.

On March 20, 2019, a two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh heard his bail petition. The court directed the suspect to submit surety of Rs1,000,000 before the nazir of this court and appear before NAB investigation officer or NAB court within 10 days.

Counsel for the applicant argued that petitioner is innocent and is willfully implicated in money laundering case, he is ready to face investigation, however, he has apprehension of arrest, therefore, court may grant his bail and restrain NAB officials to arrest him.

On the hand, a two-member bench directed NAB officials and petitioners to come prepare and submit their final arguments on different constitutional petitions filed by Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed, Hussain Lawai friend of Asif Ali Zardari and Taha Raza who were confined in jail in money laundering scam .

Counsel for Anwar Majeed stated in petition that in the garb of mega money laundering, petitioner is being threatened by the high officials of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) however, petitioner is ready to cooperate with FIA officials but he is being physically tortured by the FIA officials, therefore court may restrain them from taking any coercive action.

Counsel for Hussain Lawai and Taha Raza argued that his clients are confined in jail and they have medical problems, therefore, court may please grant their bail on medical grounds and direct FIA officials not to harass them.

Citing DG FIA, minister of law and others as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to restrain them from harassment and direct them to act strictly according with law.