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Customs Court issues warrants against suspects booked in HSD smuggling case

Customs Court issues warrants against suspects booked in HSD smuggling case

KARACHI: Customs Court issued non-bailable warrants against absconding suspects namely Amir Khan and Shamsullah Niazi, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 10,000 liters HSD Oil.

On December 19, 2018, investigation officer submitted interim charge sheet against the above named suspects and informed the court that during the search, a team of Customs Preventive intercepted a Hino water tanker bearing registration number: TUD-248 and Toyota Corolla car bearing registration number AJC-922 and recovered 10,000 liters HSD oil.

He further submitted that during the search, suspects Muhammad Anis Khan, Siraj Khan and Raaj Malook were asked to produce lawful documents, however, they failed to produce any lawful documents, therefore, they were arrested and goods and vehicles also were taken into custody.

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

It needs to be mentioned that court has granted bail to suspects namely Muhammad Anis Khan, Siraj khan and Raaj Malook, however, two suspects are still absconders in this case.