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Moonis Elahi seems earlier than FIA in cash laundering case

PML-Q chief Moonis Elahi appeares earlier than the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) probe group. Picture: Twitter/@Toufaani  

LAHORE: PML-Q senior chief Moonis Elahi on Thursday appeared earlier than the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) in reference to a Rs720 million cash laundering case filed in opposition to him.

A day earlier, the FIA had mentioned it has filed a cash laundering case in opposition to former federal minister and PML-Q chief following a report by the FIA’s Anti-Corruption Circle.

After the case was filed, Moonis visited the FIA’s workplace Wednesday night time, however was instructed to look the subsequent morning.

The case

In response to the FIR, a probe in opposition to Moonis underneath the Cash Laundering Act was began two years in the past.

The FIR additional mentioned that the report by the Sugar Inquiry Fee mentioned that Moonis was allegedly concerned in cash laundering.

Final yr, former prime minister Imran Khan had tasked the FIA to research the sugar disaster all through the nation and discover out who benefited from it.

Subsequently, a report by the company launched final yr claimed that high PTI members in addition to Moonis had been amongst those that had allegedly gained from the sugar disaster within the nation.

As well as, a cash laundering case has been filed in opposition to Nawaz Bhatti, nephew of Muhammad Khan Bhatti, the secretary of Punjab Meeting, and Mazhar Iqbal, a peon at RYK Sugar Mills, mentioned the FIR.

FIA mentioned that each Bhatti and Iqbal have been arrested.

The FIR added that raids are being carried out for the arrest of one other nephew of the Punjab Meeting secretary, Wajid Bhatti.

The event follows studies earlier this week that the FIA had determined to maneuver in opposition to Moonis.

FIA sources mentioned on Sunday that “ample proof” has been collected in opposition to Moonis after which the company determined to formally begin an investigation in opposition to him.

Moonis’ response

Responding to the event then, Moonis took to his official Twitter account and wrote “Bismillah” whereas sharing a screenshot of the information, indicating that he welcomes the transfer.

Right this moment, he was simply as defiant, tweeting: “Do what you’ll. I appeared (in court docket) earlier than and can seem once more. Watch for me. I’m coming.”

‘Punishment for not listening to them’

Chatting with Geo Information later, Moonis Elahi mentioned he “acquired no discover” from the FIA and “would have appeared” earlier than the FIA if he had.

He mentioned that the investigation company had “merely issued a press launch” and he solely discovered from the media yesterday that an FIR had been filed in opposition to him.

“They missed a authorized step after which despatched out groups to arrest me,” Moonis mentioned.

“I instructed them why are you dispatching groups for my arrest. I actually will come over to the FIA workplace. Gasoline has turn into so expensive as it’s, why waste it?” he added.

The PML-Q chief mentioned that as he speaks, he’s on his manner from Islamabad to Lahore to go to FIA’s workplace.

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