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After falooda vendor, rickshaw driver becomes millionaire overnight

KARACHI: Another case of billions of rupees transaction in fake bank account has cropped up in an ongoing probe by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against money laundering and this time the bank account was made in a rickshaw driver’s name.

According to details, about worth Rs3 billion transaction took place through the bank account of the resident of Korangi area, Rasheed.

While recording his statement with a joint investigation team a day earlier, the alleged bank account holder said he was unaware of any such account or transaction.

ARY News correspondent Salman Lodhi said the rickshaw driver was a renter at Korangi No 4. “All the transactions were made two years back and the FIA had since then been monitoring his bank account.”

The FIA has reportedly placed names of over 150 suspects allegedly possessing fake bank accounts to a ‘stop list’ to prevent them from leaving the country.

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The federal agency is currently probing a money laundering case worth billions of rupees through fake bank accounts. In the regard, the FIA has added the names of over 150 suspects who reportedly possess such accounts to ‘stop list’ which prevent them from travelling abroad.

The FIA has alerted airports across the country to remain vigilant and instructed to keep a close watch on suspects who attempt to flee the country. The number of fake bank accounts had reach seventy.

 

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