ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) on Monday submitted documents pertaining to the mega money laundering case in an accountability court.
According to the documents, FIA has arrested six suspects, including Aslam Masood who was the chief financial officer of the Omni Group and the mastermind of the case, while 50 others are in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Last month, a NAB prosecutor had filed a statement with the trial court on behalf of NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, stating that the investigation of the case had been transferred to the anti-graft watchdog by the apex court. Therefore, he requested the trial court judge to transfer the proceedings of the case to the accountability court in Rawalpindi.
After listening to the arguments, the banking court had reserved its verdict last week. On Friday, the court announced its verdict and allowed the transfer of the fake accounts and money laundering case from Karachi to the apex court in Rawalpindi.
Following the verdict, the anti-graft watchdog summoned Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in Islamabad on March 20.
The case of Masood has also been transferred to Islamabad.