SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: The officials of the investigation agency on a tip-off learnt that the record of the banks allegedly involved in the fake accounts scam being removed, which prompted the FIA to raid the office and recover the record, reports said.

A bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, on Monday directed PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to submit his replies until Dec 31 in the money laundering case.

The bench also barred the trading and transfers of the properties owned by the Omni Group and Zardari Group until a final verdict in the case.

The court gave these directions after going through the report of the Joint Investigation Team  which was tasked to probe the laundering of billions of rupees through fake bank accounts.