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Customs Court approves bail of suspect involved in mis-declaration

Customs Court approves bail of suspect involved in mis-declaration

LAHORE: The Special Federal Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling has approved the bail of a suspect who was sent to jail on judicial trial. The name of the accused was also placed on the Exit Control List.

According to details available to Customs Today, Muhammad Saqlain was involved in mis-declaration and under-invoicing in import of goods. The customs court had placed his name on the Exit Control List. He was arrested while trying to flee from the country.

On Tuesday, the customs court approved his bail against surety bonds of Rs 500,000. The suspect filed the bonds and the court let him go.

Meanwhile, the Special Court of Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling on Tuesday heard 17 cases including pre-arrest bail pleas filed by suspects. Most of the cases were adjourned without any proceedings as the parties and lawyers concerned did not appear in the court.

Hearing of pre-arrest bail pleas filed by accused Abdul Razaq and Salman were adjourned 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.

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