Lahore: Arrest warrants for visa consultant
LAHORE: Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday again issued non–bailable arrest warrants for chief executive of a private visa consultancy firm. The court also directed the DIG (Operations), Lahore, to ensure the arrest of the accused and produce him before the court on the next hearing going to be held on October 22. The judge, during the course of hearing, remarked that if fraud of millions was being committed, why accounts of the firm were not ceased. At this, a representative of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted that they had already sent a request in this regard to the State Bank of Pakistan but they have not received any reply yet.
On this, the judge directed the State Bank to provide details of the accounts of the accused to the investigation team. Justice Naqvi also directed the investigation officer to complete the challan of the accused and submit it before the court. The court was also informed that more 10 cases were registered against the firm. The petitioners had alleged that they had given money to the company’s chief executive officer to go abroad but they were cheated. They said accused had neither sent them abroad nor returned their money. In this case, the judge had already issued warrants of the accused for not appearing before the court. The judge also had summoned the doctor of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) who issued the certificate to the chief executive. The doctor, appearing before the court, on previous hearing had submitted that he had not issued the medical certificate.