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Customs court approves after arrest bail of suspect in contraband goods smuggling case

Customs court approves after arrest bail of suspect in contraband goods smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court granted after arrest bail to suspect namely Fida Hussain son of Inayat Ullah Khan against the surety of Rs100,000 and directed him to appear before the court on next date of hearing without fail, who is booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 20,000 liters foreign origin (Iranian) high speed diesel worth Rs2,037,600.

On 31 July 2020, counsel for the above mentioned suspect appeared before the court and moved after arrest bail in which he stated that his client is innocent and has been falsely implicated in this case, who is ready to submit surety, therefore, court may grant his bail till final judgment in this case.

After the hearing, court granted him bail and directed him to appear before the court on next date of hearing without fail or otherwise.

Earlier, investigation officer of Directorate General, Intelligence & Investigation-Customs submits first information report and also had produced the above mentioned suspect before the court, he states that on actionable information, customs officials intercepted an oil tanker bearing registration TUB-259 loaded with smuggled HSD oil.

He stated that during the checking, customs officials recovered 20,000 liters high speed diesel (foreign Iranian) valuing of Rs2,037,600 and during the search, the above mentioned driver was asked to produce lawful documents, however, he fails to produce any lawful documents, therefore, after the formalities, goods along with vehicle were seized and driver was taken into custody.

According to the prosecution, case was registered against culprits in violation of section 2 (s) 16, 32 (A) of the customs act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (9) & (89) of sub-section (1) read with sub section (2) of section 156 of the customs act, 1969.