On Tuesday, June 06, 2017, a custom court in Rawalpindi has issued arrest warrants for Ayyan Ali in money laundering case. According to the resources, the reason behind this is that the model has not appeared in the court since December 17th, 2016.
During the hearing of the case at the court, the lawyer of Ayyan excused his client’s absence by saying that his client couldn’t appear in the court because she has to attend her mother who is ill. On this, Judge Sheeraz Kayani got angry and said to the lawyer that his client had earlier said she, herself, was ill and now she is using her mother’s illness as an excuse.
Moreover, the judge added that the model is absent from the last 12 hearings, and has ordered the concerned authorities to arrest the model and bring her in front of the court on June 21, 2017.
Ayaan Ali’s Money Laundering Case History:
Ayyan Ali was accused of money laundering and was later arrested on March 14, 2015, when the customs officials recovered $506,000 from her luggage at the Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport. She was leaving for Dubai then.
In November 2015, arrest warrants for Ayyan Ali were out by Rawalpindi’s custom court for attempting to smuggle out more than $500,000. The model offered no defense in return and pleaded ‘not guilty’.
The model’s bail was approved in July 2016 after she spent nearly four months in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi — and after her judicial remand was extended at least 16 times. The model’s name remained in Exit control list for a considerable time but then in February 2017 it was removed from ECL and model left for Dubai and since then she has not appeared in front of the court.