Karachi: Khanani, Kalia physical remand extended until December 1
KARACHI: Judicial Magistrate (JM) South Muhammad Asif extended on Wednesday the physical custody remand of Javed Khanani and Munaf Kalia of Khanani and Kalia International Money Exchanger by six days, till December 1. Earlier, the accused were produced before the court by FIA Investigation Officers. Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Ismat Mehdi submitted before the JM that physical custody of the accused is required for investigations still in process, since some new aspect of the case turns up every day.
The court extended remand as requested. However, the SPP was irked by the presence of Deputy Attorney General Aamir Raza Naqvi in the court and she told the media that she will be returning the case file as the appearance by the DAG in Karachi shows mistrust in her or a lack of confidence in her capacity as a prosecutor.
In case she refuses to appear in the case, the hearing of the bail pleas by the accused is likely to be postponed on December 1 as well.
Both the accused are charged with the illegal transfer of foreign currency from the country in the last month and a half.