ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Accountability court on Wednesday has extended physical remand of three accused, who had applied for plea bargain, in fake bank accounts case till July 31.
During the hearing, the judge has directed to wind up case against them as soon as possible. The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigation officer has told that the requests of the accused were under process with the department.
It is to be mentioned here that Chairman of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company and Consultant and Director of Nooriabad Power Company Khursheed Jamali, CEO M/S Technomen Kinetic Pvt Ltd Syed Asif Mahmood, Director Nooriabad Power Company Syed Arif Ali had submitted applications for plea bargain.
NAB is conducting investigations in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the money laundering of billions through fake accounts case wherein it forwarded the joint investigation team (JIT) report with directions to investigate and file references.
Earlier on June 10, Asif Ali Zardari had surrendered himself to a team of the NAB after IHC rejected his and his sister Faryal Talpur’s pre-arrest bail plea in the money laundering and fake bank accounts case.
Following the refusal of bail, a team of anti-corruption watchdog accompanied by police personnel had reached the residence of PPP co-chairman and arrested him. Asif Zardari was taken to NAB office in Rawalpindi where he was shifted to cell no 2.
The charges in the latest case centre around allegations Zardari laundered vast sums of money through suspect bank accounts and companies.