NAB arrests 5th prime suspect of illegal assets case
LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) apprehended 5th prime suspect of assets case from Lahore.
NAB team arrested Aftab Mehmood. A key suspect in assets case which is currently facing by Former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz.
Aftab Mehmood is accused of helping Sharif’s Family in money laundering. Charges includes transferring millions of rupees to bank accounts of Sharif family through telegraphics.
Mehmood’s cousin Shahid Shafiq which was arrested later identified him.
Corruption watchdog will produce suspect before Accountability Court on April 24 tomorrow. NAB seeks remand for 15 days.
According to NAB officials, detained man were functioning a foreign currency exchange in London and Birmingham.
Earlier, on April 17, NAB prosecutor had submitted bureau’s reply in corruption cases of Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani scam and money laundering faced by Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz.
Submitted Report contains that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader exceeded his authority in the Ramzan Sugar Mills. He ordered construction of a drain for financial gains.
NAB further told court Rs180 million were transmitted to account of Shehbaz between 2005 and 2008. After that amount was moved abroad.