Moonis indicted in NICL case -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Moonis indicted in NICL case

LAHORE: A banking court here in Lahore on Saturday indicted Pakistan Muslim League — Quaid (PML-Q) leader Moonis Elahi in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) scam.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorities presented Moonis for the hearing in the court of Banking Offence Special Judge Malik Abdul Rasheed.

Moonis lawyers sought the copies of the eight witnesses who had backed down from their statements, saying they were forced to give statements against Moonis.

The court summoned the witnesses on June 16. The judge said that the case would be decided in accordance with the law and constitution.

Moonis has been accused of having involvement in a transaction of Rs 220 million with Mohsin Habib Warraich, the main accused in the Rs 3.3 billion NICL scam.

Earlier, the lawyers pleaded that the challan of the case was incomplete as they had not been given the statements made by witnesses against Moonis.
Source: The Nation
Date:6/12/2011