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Customs Court approves physical remand of accused in HSD smuggling case

Customs Court approves physical remand of accused in HSD smuggling case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sent suspect namely Bakht Badeir son of Behra Mand Khan to customs lock-up on physical remand, who was arrested in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 10,000 liters high speed diesel (HSD).

On April 22, 2019, investigation officer produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on actionable information, customs officials intercepted a Hino water tanker bearing registration number: TTC-968 and the driver of said vehicle was asked about the load in his tanker under any concealment, to which he replied that the vehicle was loaded with water.

He further submitted that during search of the aforesaid vehicle in presence of sepoys which was apparently seemed to be a tanker filled with water. However, on further checking it was observed that there were total three chambers inside the water tank, the first and third chamber were loaded with diesel whereas the central chamber was filled with water.

Investigation officer said that after the formalities, driver was arrested and goods along with water tanker were also seized by the officials of customs department.

He submitted that prosecution needs further investigation therefore, court may grant his physical remand. After the hearing, court sent suspect on physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce him on next date of hearing along with progress report.