SIALKOT

A court has ordered the confiscation of all the properties of Akram Mughal, the Daska based main accused in Rs330 million financial scam.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted a petition before the court seeking permission for confiscation of properties of Akram Mughal. FIA officials told the court that FIA has recently arrested the main accused from Saudi Arabia with the help of Interpol in the biggest ever financial scam in the history of Daska. FIA officials sought early confiscation of all the properties of the accused for making payments to the victims.

In 2014, Akram, the owner of Nimra Travel Agency Daska, had fled away to Saudi Arabia after plundering Rs330 million from hundreds of people from Daska, Sambrial, Sialkot, Pasrur and surrounding areas by offering them Sasta Umrah packages.

Earlier, the court has extended the physical remand of the accused for next four days in 38 different cases registered against the accused by FIA. FIA officials produced the handcuffed accused before the court in Gujranwala and sought a week-long extension in his physical remand for the recovery of the plundered money from the accused.

Meanwhile, Ch Khalid Anees, deputy director of FIA Gujranwala Division, said that every single penny of all the victims of Daska financial scam would be recovered from the accused. A delegation of the victims led by Ashraf Naqshbandi called on him at his office the other day and urged the FIA to ensure early recovery of the plundered money.

On the other hand, the FIA also arrested a travel agent-turned- human trafficker Ahmed Hameed from his travel agency located at Sialkot Cantt here.

FIA team led by sub inspector Khizar Hayyat recovered nine passports, fake official documents and visa stickers, stamps, fake student visas and medical certificates of different embassies and embossing machines from his travel agency.

According to the Ch Khalid Anees, the accused had been running a black business of sending the innocent people abroad especially to European, African, Middle East countries and Gulf States after extorting big amounts. He said that the FIA had sealed the travel agency and sent the accused behind bars.