Fraudster given to FIA in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: A local court gave a man charged with defrauding a bank of over Rs3 million in the custody of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on 10-day physical remand on Tuesday.
An FIA official produced Azhar Ghafoor, a resident of G-7/3-1, before senior civil judge Mohammad Aslam Gondal and said he had opened an account with the bank and deposited two cheques for $23,500 and $13,800 drawn from two US-based banks. The amounts were provisionally credited to the account of the accused who withdrew it.
However, later it transpired that both the cheques were forged. The FIA official said further investigation was needed to recover the money and unearth other characters involved in the crime. He said a brother of the accused living in Uganda was also involved in bogus business.