Islamabad: Duo accused of Rs 20m fraud sent on judicial remand
ISLAMABAD: Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Rai Liqyat Ali Kharal Monday sent two accused of Rs 20 million fraud with National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on Judicial remand.
NBP Jhelum Branch Manager Muhammad Anwarul Haq lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against Tahir Nadeem and Nadeem Durrani, residents of Jhelum, on May 10 under sections 409/ 420 / 468 / 471 /109 PPC, 47 PCA-PPC vide No 09/ 2011 PS/ FIA/ CBC. According to FIA enquiry No 28/ 2010 Nadeem, a resident of Bagh Mohallah Jhelum, opened an account No 6112-9 in NBP Muhammadi Bazaar Branch Jhelum on August 12, 2009. On August 19, 2009, a demand draft (DD) advice amounting to Rs 20 million was received through TCS, allegedly issued from NBP north Branch Karachi, payable to Nadeem. On verification the said DD advice was found fake.
During enquiry it also came on record that on August 18, 2009, Durrani, ex official of NBP Branch Karachi, had handed over that letter containing forged DD advice to TCS collection boy Khawaja Zulfiqar Ahmed for onward delivery to NBP Muhammadi Bazaar Branch, Jhelum.
According to FIA the case was made out against Nadeem and Durrani on the approval of competent authority. Both the accused were arrested on May 10, 2011 after the registration of FIR. FIA Friday produced both the accused before court after their physical remand and requested a five-day extension of their physical remand in order to recover the original Demand Draft and to thrash out the involvement of any other person or bank employee. The court showed accused the way to the Adyala Jail and ordered to produce them again on May 30.