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Saturday Feb 09 2019
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Court grants seven-day transit remand of Aslam Masood to FIA

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GEO NEWS
Aslam Masood, the chief financial officer of the Omni Group, was taken into custody by the FIA as he landed at Islamabad International Airport on Friday night. — Geo News FILE

ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad court on Saturday granted seven-day transit remand of Aslam Masood, key suspect in fake accounts case, to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Masood, the chief financial officer of the Omni Group, was taken into custody by the FIA as he landed at Islamabad International Airport on Friday night.

He was arrested by the Interpol when he arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from London on October 23. Masood is believed to be the mastermind behind the fake bank accounts that were used to launder over Rs100 billion out of Pakistan.

The suspect was presented before a local court in Islamabad on Saturday, where he was brought in an ambulance due to his ailment. The FIA requested the court for transit remand of the suspect, which was granted until February 16.

The court also ordered producing the suspect before a concerned court in Karachi during the remand period.

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