Moonis files petition in LHC against money laundering case in FIA

Appeals LHC to restrain FIA from action against him in money laundering case

By: News Desk
Published: 05:37 PM, 13 Sep, 2022
Moonis files petition in LHC against money laundering case in FIA
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Punjab Chief Minister’s son Moonis Elahi approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) for the dismissal of the money laundering case registered against him by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

According to the 24News HD TV channel, Justice Asjad Javed Ghural heard the petition of Moonis Elahi and issued a notice to the FIA for a response on it.

Moonis Elahi has made the FIA director general and the investigating officer parties in the petition and said the money laundering case against him was made for political engineering.

He said in the petition that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law has precedence over all criminal laws and gave a clean chit on the same charges to him.

The petitioner further said that the NAB continued the inquiry of assets in excess of income case for the last 20 years but nothing was found.

He said no bank or account holder has filed any complaint against him in the FIA and the agency itself does not have any evidence of money laundering, corruption, corrupt practice, and misuse of authority.

He said Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mills was established in 2007 and the Anti-Money Laundering Act came into effect in 2010, which has not been applied in the past.

Furthermore, he said in the petition the money laundering case was registered without issuing a notice and without seeking an explanation so it should be dismissed.

The petitioner requested the court that the FIA should be restrained from making further progress in the case till the final decision of the petition. 

Moonis also requested the LHC that the FIA should also be restrained from taking disciplinary action and harassment against him.

Reporter: Malik Ashraf

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