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Customs Court accepts charge sheet against accused in HSD smuggling

Customs Court accepts charge sheet against accused in HSD smuggling

KARACHI: The Customs Court accepted interim charge sheet and granted bail to suspects namely Abdul Subhan son of Ameer Khan and Mir Gul son of Muhammad Murrad, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 17,200 liters High Speed Diesel (HSD).

On January 28, 2019, investigation officer of customs department submitted interim charge sheet against the above-mentioned suspects which was accepted by the court.

During the hearing, counsel for the accused persons also filed bail petition and argued that their clients are innocents and falsely implicated in this case, who are ready to face trail. Therefore, court may grant their bail till final judgment in this case. After the hearing, court granted their bail against the surety of Rs100,000 and directed them to appear before the court on next date of hearing.

Earlier, investigation officer of customs preventive had produced the above-mentioned suspects before the court and informed that an information was received to the effect that a Nissan Dumper Truck bearing registration no TLP-259 was carrying smuggled/non-duty paid diesel oil concealed in a hidden tank under the cover load of gravel (crushed stones( would pass from Ghaggar Phattak, Karachi.

He submitted that staff of ASO, Customs Preventive reached at spot and found said Nissan dumper truck and during the search, customs officials found 17,200 liters HSD oil from hidden tank fabricated under load of gravel/crush stones.

According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under Section 2(s) 156 (2) 157 (2) and 178 of Customs act, 1969, punishable under Clause 8 & 89 of Section 156 (1) ibid read with Section 3 (i) of Imports & Export Control Act, 1950.