KARACHI: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has awarded 16 days imprisonment and fine of Rs 100,000 to suspect namely Muzafar Khan, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle 25,000 liter Iranian high speed diesel.
During the hearing, the suspect appeared before the court along with his counsel and filed a petition for pleading guilty and left himself on the mercy of the court. After hearing the arguments, the court awarded 16 days imprisonment as undergone period and fined him Rs 100,000.
Earlier, Investigation Officer Muhammad Arshad produced the suspects before the court and informed that a team of Marine Wing of the Pakistan Coast Guard, Kemari Town, intercepted a boat Safina Kamal bearing registration number 21704-B model 2017 and recovered 25,000 liters diesel. The suspect was asked to produce lawful documents of diesel,but he failed. Therefore, diesel was seized and the suspect was also arrested.
Investigation officer had submitted that prosecution needs further investigations, therefore, court may grant physical him remand of suspect, after his arguments, however, court had sent him to Central Jail Karachi on judicial remand and directed jail authorities to produce him before the court on next date of hearing. Court also directed investigation officer to complete investigations and submit charge sheet on next date of hearing.
Case was registered against above mentioned suspect and others for violation of under section 2 (s) and 16, 156 (1) (8) (89) and 157 of the Customs Act, 1969.