LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge directed on Tuesday the Federal Investigation Agency director to conduct an inquiry into a petition filed by a man seeking a case against his stepmother for allegedly withdrawing millions of rupees from his father’s account.
Basit Ali Malik told the court that his father had Rs80 million in his bank account when he was hospitalised. The man was in a semi-conscious state before his death and could neither move nor hold a pen to sign any documents.
While his father’s health deteriorated by the day, Malik claimed, his stepmother took his ATM card and other such documents in her possession. His father eventually died but the suspect, in connivance with the bank officials, withdrew millions from the deceased’s bank account, he alleged.
Malik said when he came to know about his stepmother’s move, he reached the bank and asked the officials to provide him with the relevant documents of his father’s money in the bank. However, the bank officials refused to provide him any details.
The petitioner requested the court to direct the authorities concerned to register an FIR against his stepmother.
The court has directed the FIR director to look into the matter, conduct an inquiry and proceed with the case in accordance with law.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2016.
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