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Customs Court approves physical remand of suspect booked in HSD oil smuggling case

Customs Court approves physical remand of suspect booked in HSD oil smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved physical remand of suspect namely Naseem son of Madam Gul and sent him back to customs department who was arrested in a case of attempting to smuggle 10,000 liters high speed diesel valuing of Rs950,000.

On 5 December, 2019, investigation officer of customs preventive produced above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on an actionable information, customs officials intercepted water tanker bearing registration number: JV-5863.

He further submitted that during the search, customs preventive officials recovered 10,000 liters high speed diesel from inside water tanker and after recovery, above mentioned driver was asked to produce any lawful documents, however, he failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, goods along with vehicles were seized and driver was also taken into custody.

He stated that prosecution needs further investigation from arrested suspect for arrest of other financer, associates, therefore, court may approve his physical remand, after the hearing, court approved his remand and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.

According to the prosecution, case was registered complainant by Preventive Officer Hassan Sardar, Preventive Officer, Customs House Karachi for violation of under section 2(s) 157 (2) of customs act, 1969 punishable under clause (89) of section 156 (i) ibid read with section 156 (2) of the customs act, 1969.