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Customs Court accepts challan in smuggling of HSD oil case

Customs Court accepts challan in smuggling of HSD oil case

KARACHI: The Customs Court accepted interim challan against suspects namely Muhammad Ishaque, Muhammad Imran and Jamal Abdul Nasir, who were arrested in a case of attempting to smuggle/ non-duty paid High Speed Diesel (HSD).

On January 10, 2019, investigation officer of Anti-Smuggling Organization has submitted interim charge sheet against the above-mentioned suspects and informed the court that on a actionable information, prosecution intercepted 10 wheeler Hino oil tanker bearing registration no: TKV-777 and 10 wheeler Hino oil tanker bearing registration no: TKM-553 which was coming from Balochistan. During the search, prosecution found total 55,000 liters HSD oil which was brought in the country through un-authorized route and without payment of duty and taxes.

He argued that suspects were asked to produce lawful documents, however, they failed to produce any documents, therefore, goods along with oil tankers were taken into custody and suspects also were arrested.

Investigation officer further said that he has requested to excise and taxation officer/ motor registering authority Quetta to provide the details of owners along with registration documents of vehicles registration numbers.

He stated that investigation has not yet completed and is still in progress, therefore interim challan is submitted before your kind for perusal and necessary action.

After the hearing, court accepted interim challan and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit final challan on next date of hearing.