Supermodel Ayyan has been forced to spend another day behind bars on Wednesday as the judge overseeing her release left and courts closed.
Banking Court Judge Sabir Sultan has been overseeing Ayyan’s case ever since Customs Court Judge Rana Aftab Ahmed Khan left on leave.
On Tuesday, the supermodel finally secured a bail some four months after she was arrested from Islamabad airport on charges of money laundering.
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A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), headed by Justice Anwarul Haq, had ordered her release as it remarked that the accused was no more needed for investigation. “The case is apparently also not of money laundering as claimed by the investigators,” the bench noted.
Appearing before the bench on Tuesday, Ayyan’s counsel Sardar Latif Khan Khosa submitted that the Customs officials had arrested his client on fake charges of money laundering as part of a conspiracy and that Ayyan is an honourable girl.
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Customs officials had arrested Ayyan on March 14 after recovering US $506,800 from her luggage. Later, she was sent to Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.