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Omni Group office in Karachi raided twice in one night, records and computers seized

The Rangers, FIA and NAB also questioned the company's employees

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 10, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Oct 10, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Law enforcement agencies raided the Omni Group office in Karachi twice on Tuesday night.

The first raid at the Omni Group’s office near the hockey stadium which is situated off Sharae Faisal, was by the FIA, while the second was by a joint team of the FIA, NAB and Rangers.

The Omni Group is headed by Anwar Majeed, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari who is currently behind bars in a money laundering case involving Rs35 billion laundered through fake bank accounts at three local banks. His son AG Majeed is also implicated in the case as is Hussain Lawai, the former head of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and Summit Bank.

Zardari and his sister are being questioned in the case.

During the first raid, the FIA sealed records and data relating to the sugar mills owned by the Omni Group. The second raid took around two and half to three hours during which the law enforcers seized CCTV footage, two computers, three laptops and documents and questioned the company’s employees. No arrests were made.

During the raid, the Rangers surrounded the building and cordoned off the area.

On August 26, a joint team of the FIA, NAB and Rangers raided a sugar mill in Badin and seized records relating to the investigation of the money laundering case.

The FIA team spent approximately four hours at the Khoski Sugar Mill. The raid was conducted on information provided by AG Majeed.

According to the agency, a political figure is a major shareholder in the mills, which are owned by the Omni Group.
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