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Customs Court approves physical remand accused involved in assaults to officers

Customs Court approves physical remand accused involved in assaults to officers

KARACHI: The Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi on Tuesday sent suspect namely Sher Ali Khan son of Hassan Khan to customs department on physical remand, who was booked in a case of obstruction, hindrance, threatening, molestation and assaults to officers/ officials of customs in the discharge of duty.

During the hearing, investigation officer produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on a credible information, a team of Customs Preventive intercepted a smuggled/ non-duty paid Toyota Land Cruiser (Parado) jeep bearing registration no BC-9004 and driver was asked to show legal documents, however, he called other persons and started abusing/ assaulting the customs team with the aim of physical manhandling with government officials during the discharge of their officials duties, at that juncture, he also called some other armed sinister persons for their support and threatened the customs team of the dire consequences.

He submitted that the claimant of the said vehicle took the advantage imbroglio situation and of the mob so assembled there, took away the impugned vehicle from the reach of customs and escaped, however, above mentioned suspect was arrested and after the formalities, case was registered against them.

He argued that prosecution needs further investigation and arrest of absconders, therefore, court may send back him to customs department on physical remand.