KARACHI: A religious show host Shabbir Abu Tali was apprehended a day before by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over the charges of money laundering was sent by Karachi’s City Court on a two-day remand.
The court handed over the accused, Shabir Abu Talib, to the FIA on a two-day physical remand to probe allegations of money laundering to the amount of Rs800 million. The accused is also associated with a religious union, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP).
Earlier, the body that is entrusted the task of investigation produced the accused before the court under strict security and appealed it to hand over the indict on physical remand so that the case could be investigated in detail.
Accepting the appeal, the court directed the prosecution to bring the accused as well as all the substantial testimony before the court at the next hearing.
Meanwhile, the FIA had detained Talib on Tuesday from his Karachi’s Clifton residence over charges of money laundering. The investigating team upholds that Talib has a hand in money laundering and has been involved in it for many years. They claimed that the accused had started this practice during his job at a money exchange company.