Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday confirmed that Imran, prime suspect in Zainab rape-murder case, has no bank account registered under his name.
In its letter, the bank states it did not find any bank accounts under the name of Imran Ali s/o Arshad, the main accused in Kasur child abuse case.
The joint investigation team (JIT) who was tasked to probe a private media house reports that the accused had held several bank accounts, including foreign accounts, had requested the SBP to provide details.
The probing team also completed its probe into the alleged bank accounts of the suspect but found no bank account under his name and CNIC data.
Despite written notice, Dr. Shahid Masood didn't appear before the JIT formed by Punjab govt to share the proof of information he claimed about bank accounts allegedly held by the accused in Zainab case. His contact numbers are switched OFF and we couldn't connect .— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) January 26, 2018
According to government of the Punjab’s social media, the TV anchor who came up with such ‘startling’ revelation skipped the JIT session despite being summoned by the team along with all the evidence he has regarding arrested Imran Ali.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court (SC) summoned the journalist to provide clarity on his revelations regarding the suspect.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked the journalist to write down the names of the persons he alleged were accomplice to the crime and assured him the names would be kept secret until the investigation is complete.
Imran Ali was arrested in connection with Zainab’s rape and killing on Tuesday. The victim was assaulted and her body thrown in a garbage dump in the city of Kasur earlier this month.
The child had marks of torture on nose, neck, and other parts of the body, according to the autopsy report. The samples collected from her clothes and body were sent to forensic laboratory.