The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has discovered 30 fake bank accounts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP, which have been found involved in illegal transactions of billions of rupees.
FIA KP division’s Director, Mir Wais Khan told the media that most of these accounts were opened in the remote areas of the KP like Besham and Swat.
He said, “We have recently completed inquiries into the fake accounts and are now going to register FIRs against the account holders.”
Although the FIA director did not disclose the exact amount of transactions that were made through these accounts, he told that they have made an agency and several teams to investigate thoroughly into these accounts. He further stated that certain influential personalities were involved in this matter and had opened these fake accounts in the names of their servants.
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The FIA director also stated that the motive behind opening such accounts is mostly money laundering, as these accounts were not used for business level transactions. He also added that FIRs will be lodged against those involved in illegal transactions after which the agency will take necessary action against them. A Deputy Director Tariq Pervez stating that Rs.10 billion worth of transactions have been made through these fake accounts.
Pervez further cited that the accounts were opened under the names of eight domestic workers whose monthly income ranges between Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000. Furthermore, these accounts belonged to the banks in Kalam, Swat, Basham, and Buner.
According to another official, some of these servants didn’t even have an idea about the opening of accounts under their names. He said that the agency was conducting raids in different areas, including a residence in Peshawar Cantt and claimed that the FIA managed to recover documents which led to the discovery of the fake accounts.