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Customs Court approves bail of suspect booked in betel nuts smuggling case

Customs Court approves bail of suspect booked in betel nuts smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court granted bail to suspect namely Paras son of Naik Ram, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid betel nuts.

On August 5, 2018, counsel for the suspect moved bail petition and argued that the case, as narrated in FIR, is that customs authorities received a secret on spot information that a considerable quantity of smuggled/non-duty paid arrived from Quetta and betel nuts has been dumped at the godown opp. Honda Company SITE, Sher Shah Karachi and would be moved from that place to another place shortly.

On the pursuant information, a team of customs officials raided said place and recovered and seized entire betel nuts consisting of 3348 gunny bags containing 1,92,180 kilograms.

Counsel argued that his client is neither mentioned in FIR nor in the challan and he is innocent and was falsely implicated in this case. He said that prosecution has no evidence which could show the link of the applicant with the seized betel nuts, godown from where the betel nuts were seized and the truck which was found transporting the betel nuts.

After argument, the court granted his bail against the surety of Rs10,000 and directed him to appear before the court on next date of hearing for confirmation or otherwise.