Currency smuggling case: Ayyan sent on judicial remand for twelfth timeArchive
ISLAMABAD: A special customs court hearing the currency smuggling case against Ayyan Ali Monday sent the supermodel on a judicial remand for the twelfth time since her arrest on March 14.
Ayyan Ali was arrested by custom officials at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport after US $508,000 were recovered from her luggage while trying to board a plane.
During today's hearing, a challan submitted by custom prosecutors named Ayyan Ali as the main accused.
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Barrister Sardar Ishaq, counsel for Ayyan, objected to the challan saying that two other absconding accused, Owais and Mumtaz, had not been mentioned in the challan.
Later the court extended the supermodel's remand until June 15 and told the prosecuting lawyers to submit the final challan in the case by the said date.
Earlier the hearings pertaining to Ayyan's bail request submitted by Advocate Khurram Latif Khosa and custom officials' application to initiate money laundering reference against the supermodel could not be heard due to a strike being observed by lawyers.
The court summoned lawyers of both sides to hear their requests tomorrow.
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