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Citizen moves SHC for release of 10 wheeler dumper

Citizen moves SHC for release of 10 wheeler dumper

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has adjourned the hearing of a constitutional petition filed by Gul Wali, seeking release of his 10 wheeler dumper fitted with hydraulic bearing registration number TKY-960.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousaf Ali Sayeed, was hearing the petition.

Earlier, counsel for the petitioner stated that officials of the customs department intercepted the vehicle near Sukkar check post and driver was asked to produce legal documents of the said vehicle. During the checking, it was found that the vehicle was made of different used parts.

The counsel argued that Wali is the lawful owner of the said vehicle and seizing of his vehicle is illegal, unlawful and abuse of power. Being aggrieved, he moved to appellate tribunal which directed the customs department to release the said vehicle, however, order is not being complied by officials of the customs department.

Citing Customs Appellate Tribunal, Bench-I, Collector of Customs Hyderabad, Superintendent Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) Sukkar as respondents, petitioner pleaded the court to direct the respondent to release his vehicle immediately.