Moonis gets pre-arrest bail

FIA had registered case against Elahi, others on charges of money laundering


APP July 24, 2022
Moonis Elahi. PHOTO: PPI/ FILE

LAHORE:

A special court on Saturday confirmed pre-arrest interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader and former federal minister Moonis Elahi in a case registered by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on charges of money laundering in a sugar scam.

Special Court (Offence in banks) Judge Aslam Gondal conducted the proceedings on the bail application of the former minister who also appeared in the court and got his attendance marked.

The court confirmed the pre-arrest interim bail of Moonis Elahi, after hearing detailed arguments of the prosecution and defence.

The FIA had registered a case against Moonis Elahi, Punjab Assembly Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Muhammad Nawaz Bhatti, Muhammad Ali, Mazhar Abbas, Makhdoom Omar Shehryar, Tarik Jawaid and Wajid Khan Bhatti under Sections 109, 420, 468, 471, 34 of PPC read with  5(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1947 and 3/4 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2010 in connection with the affairs of the RYK/Alliance Sugar Mills Group.

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