Ghani Majeed granted bail on medical grounds in fake bank accounts case
February 13, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to Abdul Ghani Majeed on medical grounds in fake bank accounts case. A division bench of the IHC comprised of Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Fayyaz Anjum heard the bail petition. The bench ordered Abdul Ghani Majeed to submit 100 million surety bonds for bail. Abdul Ghani Majeed, who has been in custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), had filed a petition in the high court, seeking post-arrest bail on medical grounds. The high court bench in its decision said that the bail has been granted on medical grounds for the purpose of medical treatment. He required to get permission from the investigation officer of NAB, if he wants medical treatment from a place other than Islamabad, the court order further said. Ghani’s counsel had prayed for granting post-arrest bail on medical grounds in a petition and said his client was suffering from specific health diseases at the time when the FIA had arrested him. Earlier, the joint investigation team (JIT) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday raided at the house of arrested Anwar Majeed, former president Asif Zardari’s close aide and Omni Group Chairman, in the money laundering case. As per reports, the JIT of FIA conducted raid on the residence of arrested in money laundering case accused Anwar Majeed. During the raid, the team seized different documents while interrogated from the servants and women present at home. The sources informed that the JIT took the documents related to personal accounts of Anwar Majeed into its custody. It is pertinent to mention here that Anwar Majeed was already in the custody of the FIA. The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July in connection with the probe.