The Mangalore couple Ayesha Bano and her husband Zubaid, arrested in an illegal fund transfer case, have admitted to carrying out transactions in their bank accounts.

The two brought from Mangalore to Patna on a transit remand were interrogated by officials here. They were later taken to Lakhisarai district in Bihar. They were produced before the district court on Saturday and remanded in judicial custody.

“Both have admitted to carrying out the transactions in their accounts. Their role was specific to this. They gave details of their accounts. What we have is a very good network of different groups who are not aware of each other,” an official told The Hindu.

The Lakhisarai police have moved an application for their police remand.

“Irregular pattern”

“We have got some leads from their interrogation. We have still to establish the original and end source of these funds. The pattern of transaction is irregular. They have not yet named anyone,” the police said.

Transactions to the tune of Rs. 5 crore were allegedly carried out from their accounts. The hawala case, in which four others have been arrested, leads to Pakistan. Ayesha and her husband received phone calls from Pakistan, investigators said.

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