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Alleged smuggler ordered to appear before court within 30 days

Alleged smuggler ordered to appear before court within 30 days

LAHORE: The Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has issued warrant for an accused wanted in a smuggling case.

According to details, Muhammad Amir Saleem alias Mitho son of Muhammad Saleem, a resident of Garh Maharaja, district Jhang, was issued with many notices to appear before the court for attending the hearing. But he remained reluctant to defend the allegations leveled against him.

Therefore the Customs Court has issued warrant ordering him to appear before the court within 30 days otherwise he will be declared a Proclaimed Offender. Muhammad Amir is wanted by Customs Faisalabad in a case No: 35/15 against smuggling.

Meanwhile, Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Thursday heard 13 cases including pre-arrest bail pleas filed by suspects. Most of the cases were adjourned without any proceedings as parties and lawyers concerned did not appear in the court.

Hearing of pre-arrest bail pleas filed by an accused Salman was put off for new dates in next week. A case against Shaukat Ali was also scheduled for hearing in which court recorded the statements of the parties. Shaukat Ali is on bail nowadays.

Framing of charges against Humayon Rasheed was also postponed for next week.

Final arguments and statements of the parties concerned in a case of smuggling against Rafique Ali was also scheduled for hearing which is rescheduled for next week.