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Fake bank accounts case: Nadeem Bhutto’s remand extended for 7 days

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad’s accountability court on Monday handed over Naudero House caretaker Nadeem Bhutto to the NAB after extending his physical remand for seven days.

Bhutto was presented in the court of AC Judge Arshad Malik in a case related to fake bank accounts.

Demanding to extend accused remand, NAB prosecutor said in his supporting argument that startling revelations have been made by Nadeem Bhutto, salaries of employees were being disbursed from his accounts.

“The amount being distributed to the employees as salaries of the employees was being transferred in Nadeem Bhutto’s account from a fake account”, the prosecutor continued.

The court accepting the NAB’s demand handed over him on seven days physical remand to them.

Last month, a NAB team had conducted raid at Bhutto’s Naudero House and apprehended its caretaker Nadeem Bhutto in fake accounts case.

Sources claimed that Nadeem Bhutto was a close aide of Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and was working as his front man.

Read more: IHC grants pre-arrest bail to Zardari’s legal adviser in fake bank accounts case

The NAB sources also claimed that heavy amounts from Omni Group Of Companies and other unknown accounts deposited in Nadeem Bhutto’s account.

Money laundering case

Zardari, his sister and other accused are facing charges of laundering more than Rs35 billion through fake bank accounts. Zardari’s close aides Hussain Lawai and Anwar Majeed have also been nominated in the scam. They both are in judicial custody.

Last month, a banking court in Karachi transferred the money laundering case against the former president, his sister and others to Rawalpindi on a request by NAB.

The court also cancelled the interim bail of the 19 suspects, including the PPP leaders in the case.  The court directed the authorities to return surety amount to the suspects.

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