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JIT formed to investigate customs corruption case of Rs140m

JIT formed to investigate customs corruption case of Rs140m

LAHORE: Additional Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has formed a special joint investigation team to investigate into embezzlement of Rs 140 million in the wake of currency at Customs ware house.
Earlier in December 2019 the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case against Pakistan two Customs officials for embezzling Rs140 million worth of foreign currency.
FIA officials said the agency has filed the case against Customs inspector and in-charge storehouse of valuable ware house Lahore Khalid Parvaiz Bhutta, and former in-charge Muhammad Yousaf Khan and others.
Sources disclosed that FIA made the move against the accused after a complaint was registered by Pakistan Customs. JIT includes Assistant Director Adeel Abbas and Abbas Watto that will look into the matter.
After receiving the complaint, FIA started investigation in the matter. FIA officials informed during the initial probe, the agency found insufficient responses from the accused regarding the missing foreign currency.