Friday, April 1, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Sessions Judge Muhammad Aslam Gondal Thursday extended physical remand of Nabeel Ahmad who was allegedly involved in a bank fraud for further four days.

A First Information Report (FIR) vide 06/2011 PS/ FIA/ CBC was lodged on 24-03-11 against Ahmed under sections 419/420-PPC by Mubashir Ali Ahsan, an official at NIB Bank Ltd Islamabad. The accused hails from Gujranwala.

FIA arrested the accused on March 24 and produced before court on March 25. The court had already granted his physical remand twice to FIA. The agency recovered an amount of Rs 26,500 during these remands from him.

According to FIA, National Investment Bank (NIB) lodged a complaint with Director FIA Islamabad Zone claiming that on March 24, 2011, a customer Nabeel Ahmad came to China Chowk branch for issuance of pay order of Rs 60,000 at Gujranwala branch.

He signed the pay order application form and since he did not have the original CNIC the staff referred his case to branch manager, in the meantime Ahmed slipped the bank. Another customer with the same account, Muhammad Liaquat had already lodged a complaint with FIA Gujranwala branch that a pay order of Rs, 26,500 issued in the name of Ahmed by F-10 Markaz branch on March 18, 2011 without his knowledge.

China Chowk branch informed nearest branches about the fraudulent attempt and intimated them to be careful while processing any transaction. Ahmed went to Post Mall Branch and filled a pay order application form of Rs 60,000 in his own name and signed the application with the signatures of Liaquat, the legitimate owner. When branch demanded original CNIC he extended the photocopy. According to FIA inquiry, Ahmed tried to defraud the bank and made the two unsuccessful attempts. After registration of FIR the accused Ahmed was arrested.

FIA Thursday requested the court to extend his physical remand to seven more days in order to recover the amount and to probe him but the court granted four-day remand of the accused. The judge ordered to produce him on April 4.


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