Money-laundering: Hussain Lawai sent on 4-day physical remand
KARACHI (92 News) – A local court on Saturday approved four-day physical remand of private bank president Hussain Lawai Raza in money laundering case.
As per details, the court approved the physical remand of Lawai and another suspect Taha Raza till July 11. According to the investigation officer, four billion rupees were recovered from the accused during the interrogation.
The lawyer told court that the inquiry again opened against his client after four years. However, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) adopted stance that the accused laundered Rs7 billion.
Speaking to the informal conversations with the journalists, Lawai said that he is a heart and blood pressure patient. “Those who committed corruption are sitting abroad and I have been accused of the crime. I will request the court to grant me medical relief in the case,” he asserted.
To a question from the court, Lawai replied that no torture has been done with him. The court ordered to medical checkup the accused and sought report in next hearing.
On Friday, Lawai was arrested by the FIA in connection with alleged money laundering worth billions of rupees. The investigation agency is probing a potential laundering scandal of Rs35 billion implicating a top political leader along with his businessman and banker friends.