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Customs Court grants after arrest bail in contraband goods smuggling case

Customs Court grants after arrest bail in contraband goods smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court granted after arrest bail to suspects namely Naqeel Ullah S/o Aslam Khan and Sami Ullah S/o Ata Ullah against the surety of Rs 100,000 in a case of attempting to smuggle 54,863 liters high speed diesel worth Rs 7,022,464.

On 6 March 2020, counsel for the applicant/accused appeared before the court and moved an application for after arrest bail, and argued that his client has been falsely implicated in fake and false case, however, he is ready to face trial and will appear on each and every date of hearing and wants to submit surety amount.

After the hearing, court granted the bail and directed him to appear before the court on next date of hearing or otherwise.

Earlier, investigation officer of Directorate General Intelligence & Investigation-FBR submits charge sheet and informs the court that on an actionable information, customs officials intercepted a Nissan Oil Tanker bearing registration no C-1077 and recovered 54,863 liters worth Rs 7,022,464.

He said that during the search, customs officials demanded lawful documents from above mentioned suspects, however, they failed to provide any lawful documents, therefore, goods were seized and both suspects were taken into customs custody.

According to the prosecution, case was registered against them for violation under section 2(s) 32, 121, 128 & 178 of the customs act, 1969 punishable under clauses 8, 14, 63, 64, 89, 90 of section 156(i) ibid and other related laws.