KARACHI : Namar Majeed, the son of Omni Group owner Anwar Majeed, was arrested on Saturday by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in relation with the ongoing fake bank accounts case, Express News reported.
During the hearing of the case at the apex court’s Karachi registry, the chief justice asked sugar worth millions could disappear from the group’s warehouses and summoned the group’s chief executive and other officials.
The younger Majeed had been on interim bail and was taken into FIA custody after the hearing concluded.
The Director General of FIA said nine sugar mills operate under the Omni group’s banner: Naudero, Bandhi, Khoski, Ansari, Tandowala Yaar, Bawani, New Dadu, Lord, and Chamar.
The Chief Justice ordered the Omni group to submit full records by October 30.
PPP co-chairperson Zardari, sister Faryal Talpur, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai and Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza are among those being investigated by a seven-member JIT led by FIA Additional Director General Najaf Mirza for allegedly facilitating 29 ‘fake’ accounts in Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and United Bank Limited.
According to the FIR registered against Lawai and others, billions of rupees were deposited into the fake accounts and subsequently transferred to beneficiaries, including the company owned by Zardari and his sister, the Zardari Group. The Zardari Group received Rs15 million of the laundered money, according to the FIR.
In December 2016, the Sindh Rangers had conducted raids at the Karachi office of the Omni Group of Companies and the residence of its owner, Anwar Majeed and confiscated records which reportedly contained clues of the money laundering chain.