LAHORE - Special Judge Banking Court Abdul Rasheed on Monday dismissed bail petition of PML-Q central leader Chaudhry Moonis Elahi in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) scam case. Moonis had filed the bail petition through his counsel taking plea that all statements of witnesses prepared by the FIA were fake as signatures of the witnesses were also sham. Mooniss counsel contended the FIA had no strong evidence against his client and he was being victimised on political grounds. He also claimed the name of Moonis was not even mentioned in the FIRs lodged against other accused and it was wrong to involve Moonis in this case on the basis of fake statements of witnesses. The counsel informed the court that all the looted money of Rs 1.68 billion had already been returned by the Mohsins family therefore the FIA should not continue involving his client in fake cases. On these grounds, he prayed the court to grant bail. However, the FIA remained stick to its arguments that according to investigation Moonis had proved guilty of opening bogus bank accounts in the name of his manager Abdul Malik and his wife for the purpose of committing corruption. The court after hearing arguments from both the sides and going through the record rejected the bail application of Moonis. However, the Mooniss lawyer said they would move the high court for getting the bail. The FIA had lodged two FIRs against PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi taking plea that Muhammad Malik, his manager, had opened bogus accounts in Allied Bank Limited, New Airport, and Dubai Islamic Bank, Main Boulevard branch. Mohsin Warriach deposited Rs 320 million Rs 220 million in the first account and Rs 100 million in the second account. The first FIR was registered on December 27, 2010, while the second was lodged on January 27, 2011. The FIA alleged the money was actually taken by Moonis Elahi.