Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen have been granted bail by a Sessions Court Lahore till April 22 in a case related to money laundering through sugar mills.
As per the details, both appeared before the court and their counsel requested to grant bail for a long period due to coronavirus. The lawyer mentioned that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had summoned Jahangir Tareen and Ali Tareen on Friday. Both are likely to be called to FIA’s office again.
Additional Sessions Judge Hamid Hussain asked the FIA if it had any objection. The agency denied it. The judge then directed the FIA to keep the investigation transparent.
Earlier in a major development in the sugar scam inquiry, 36 bank accounts of Jahangir Tareen family have been seized by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
According to the details, of the 36 seized accounts, 21 of them owned by Jahangir Tareen’s son Ali Tareen, 14 accounts were owned by Jahangir Tareen himself whereas the one account was held by his wife.
Earlier today, Ali Tareen appeared before the investigators of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in connection with the probe into the sugar scandal.
Ali Tareen was questioned by FIA related to the alleged financial fraud worth over Rs 4 billion as the intelligence agency was continuing investigating sugar mills in cases against betting mafia.