Bank staff involved in Rs208m scam face money laundering cases


KARACHI:

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday recorded two separate cases of money laundering against bank employees.

According to FIA spokesperson Sindh, the Corporate Crime Circle FIA ​​Karachi has registered the cases as a continuation of a case registered at Aziz Bhatti police station, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

According to an FIA statement, Agha Mansoor Ali, branch manager of JS Bank Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Adeel Latif, manager of Gold Finance, Kamran, relationship manager, Muhammad Saleem, conspired and committed fraud in March of this year.

The accused fraudulently obtained more than 208 million rupees as a loan against gold jewelry on behalf of various people. However, the jewelry they deposited was fake.

The accused Adeel Latif bought two vehicles worth 5.8 million rupees on behalf of his mother Azra Latif. The amount of the vehicles was paid from the Ayesha Mirza and Laiba Fatima joint account.

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The accused Adeel also transferred 2.4 million rupees to his personal account. Defendant Ayesha Mirza using the names of 11 different people obtained a vehicle worth Rs 8 million in her mother’s name, 16 apartments, a house in Gulshan e Maymar, a bungalow in KDA Scheme No24 and files of 16 plots in the town of Malir in his name. The value of said properties is in the process of being determined.

Cases have been registered against Adeel Latif, Azra Latif, Ayesha Mirza, Fatima, Laiba and Abida under the anti-money laundering law.

All bank accounts and assets of the accused have been frozen. Other investigations are in progress.

Posted in The Express Tribune, September 18e, 2021.


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