Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was granted seven-day transit remand of Omni Group Chief Financial Officer Aslam Masood, a key suspect in fake accounts case. Aaj News reported Saturday that the transit-remand was approved by a local court in Islamabad where he was produced by FIA. The CFO was brought to the court in an ambulance due to his ailment. The FIA requested the court for transit remand which was granted until February 16.
The court also ordered producing the suspect before a concerned court in Karachi during the remand period. The CFO was taken into custody by FIA when he landed at Islamabad International Airport on Friday night. Earlier, he was arrested by the Interpol upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from London on October 23. He had been to the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology on Saturday after he complained of chest pain.
Aslam Masood is suspected a mastermind of the fake bank accounts scam under which over Rs100 billion were laundered out of Pakistan.