BADIN: The Federal Investigation Agency confiscated on Sunday the record of all the 16 sugar mills of the Omni Group, whose owner and his son are already facing investigation in a money laundering case.
The FIA team spent approximately four hours at the Khoski Sugar Mill. The raid was conducted on information provided by Omni Group head Anwar Majeed’s son, AG Majeed.
According to the agency, a political figure is a major shareholder in the mills, which are owned by the Omni Group.
The Rangers arrived in nine vehicles, while NAB officials came in two. According to the police, staff from Sindh Bank accompanied the bureau officials.
During the raid, entry and exit points to the mill were sealed.
The record room was also searched and records were seized during the raid.
FIA sources said that the raid was held on a tip-off by under custody suspects and all the record of 16 sugar mills under the Omni Group was confiscated.
The security officials arrested at least three sugar mill employees including in-charge of information technology, accountant and administrative officer.
Sources further informed that four SMG Rifles and seven Kalashnikovs were found from the sugar mill in Badin.
Earlier this month, the FIA arrested Majeed and his sons outside Supreme Court premises in Islamabad where a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial, was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to alleged money laundering of Rs35 billion through fake accounts.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Zardari, sister Faryal Talpur, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza are among those being investigated by a seven-member JIT led by FIA Additional Director General Najaf Mirza for allegedly facilitating 29 ‘fake’ accounts in Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and United Bank Limited.