LHC issues written order for dismissal of Money Laundering case against Moonis Elahi
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Lahore High Court (LHC) Thursday issued a written order for the dismissal of the money laundering case against Moonis Elahi to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and stopped all legal actions taken against him, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The court, in the proceedings also summoned the FIA investigation officer with the records on 27th of September. The law officer was ordered to appear with a detailed response and report from the concerned authorities.
Justice Asjad Javed Ghural issued an interim written order on the application of Moonis Elahi and made FIA Director General (DG) along with the investigating officer parties in the application.
It was stated in the application that the money laundering case was made against Moonis Elahi for political engineering purposes and doing a media trial against him.
It was also stated that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Law has precedence over all criminal laws and NAB has given a clean chit as 20-year income of Moonis was inquired by them and nothing was found.
FIA does not have any evidence of corruption, any kind of corrupt practice or abuse of power nor any proof of money Laundering, said the application.
Furthermore, the applicants said that the case of money laundering on the alleged was registered without any notice and without seeking explanation.
The applicants requested that the money laundering case be dismissed and the FIA be restrained from any further activity in the case till the final penned down decision.
Reporter: Malik Ashraf