RAWALPINDI: Custom’s prosecutor in Ayyan’s money laundering case said on Tuesday that in case found guilty, the supermodel’s crime is so grave that she could be fined Rs500 million for smuggling out Rs50 million may also be sent behind bars for a period of 14 years.
Farhat Nawaz Lodhi made these statements before Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench during a hearing today.
Earlier, Ayyan had filed a bail application which was attended to by Justice Mehmood Maqbool Bajwa. During the hearing, Ayaan’s legal representative argued that his client’s intentions were candid and she was carrying relevant documents when she was travelling from Islamabad to Dubai.
“Women get bail for committing murder and other serious crimes. My client has already served time in jail and the interrogation has been completed,” Ayyan’s lawyer Sardar Ishaq argued.
He appealed the court to release Ayyan on bail so that she can restore her normal life, to which Lodhi objected, saying the investigation was still underway.
Meanwhile, on March 14, the supermodel Ayyan got caught with $500,000, which she was allegedly smuggling to Dubai.