Sugar scam inquiry: FIA arrests two alleged frontmen of Moonis Elahi – Pakistan


LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two alleged frontmen of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) senior leader and former federal minister Moonis Elahi in a multibillion sugar scam inquiry.

Sources said the alleged frontmen, identified as Nawaz Bhatti and Mazhar Iqbal, were taken into custody by the agency after it detected Rs 24 billion in their bank accounts which was disproportionate to their income.

According to the FIR registered on Tuesday, the FIA had booked Moonis under Sections 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention), 109 (punishment for abetment), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using a genuine forged document) of the Pakistan Penal Code, read with Section 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947 and Section 4 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010.

Registered on the complaint of state at FIA’s Lahore…

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