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Customs Court approves after arrest bail of suspect in Bahria Town Bullet Proof vehicles smuggling case

Customs Court approves after arrest bail of suspect in Bahria Town Bullet Proof vehicles smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court granted interim after arrest bail to suspect namely Naeem Malik, former officer of Bahria Town, who was booked in new Toyota Land Cruiser Bullet Proof vehicles smuggling case.

On 26 November 2019, jail staff produced the above mentioned suspect before the court, his counsel moved after arrest bail and argued that his client is innocent and has been implicated in this case, therefore, court may grant his bail till final judgment in this case.

After the hearing, court granted his bail against the surety of Rs. 4,00,000 and directed him to appear before the court on next date of hearing without failed.

It needs to be mentioned here that on last date of hearing court had rejected his pre-arrest bail and he was arrested and sent to jail.

According to the first information report registered in 2014, two unit brand new Toyota Land Curiser Bullet Proof, level B6 chassis no URJ202-4043673 (2013) & URJ202-4018923 of model 2014 were imported from UAE dated 17-03-2014 indicating consignee as Bahria Town (Pvt) Rawalpindi  for clearance of the same was filed by a customs agent M/s Jumbo International duly support with the a NoC for retrofitting/ armoring of two vehicles into bullet proof vehicles level B6 issued by the ministry of interior, Islamabad.

Investigation officer further submits that vehicles were accordingly released on the basis of documents so provided, however, after some time, it was established that accused persons Amir Malik of M/s Bahria Town, Ghufran Tahir, proprietor of M/s Jumbro International and their associates had imported and cleared two units of Toyota Land Cruiser bulletproof vehicles on the basis of fake letter of ministry of interior, Islamabad and thus contravened the relevant provisions of the customs act, 1969.

Suspects Amir Malik and Ghufran Tahir are on bail however, above mentioned arrested suspect was absconder and proclaimed offender since long time.