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ASO submits interim charge-sheet in HSD smuggling case

ASO submits interim charge-sheet in HSD smuggling case

KARACHI: Saddam Hussain, investigation officer of Anti-Smuggling Organization on Tuesday submitted interim charge-sheet against absconder suspect namely Inayat Ullah son of Amal Zaad in a case of attempting to smuggle non duty paid 9,920 high speed diesel worth Rs892,800.

During the hearing, investigation officer submitted interim charge-sheet before the customs court and informed the court that in June 2018, the officials of Police Station Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi contacted the ASO staff posted at Super Highway Choke, point, Super Highway Karachi and intimated that during checking, they had impounded one Hino dumper truck bearing registration no TAD-504 near Northern Bypass Karachi, apparently laden with gravel crushed stones but containing smuggled diesel oil in the hidden/ false tank.

He submitted the court that after the formalities, the tanker was seized and a case was registered against suspects. He further argued that efforts are still continuing to locate and arrest the driver Noor Hassan son of Akram, cleaner Shamil son of Inam and the registered owner of the impounded vehicle and diesel absconding accused Inayat Ullah and others, involved in the commission of offence. If any headway in the investigation in made the same shall be communicated to this court by submitting a final challan, he continued.

He further argued that during the investigation, it is established that the above-mentioned suspects have thus committed an offence in collusion with the others under section 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 (i) of Imports & Export Control Act, 1950.