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Customs Court awards jail term to suspects booked for HSD smuggling

Customs Court awards jail term to suspects booked for HSD smuggling

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi on Thursday awarded 15 days imprisonment and fine of Rs1,00,000 to suspects namely Noor Hassan, son of Akram Khan and Muhammad Raza, son of Jahangir Khan, who was booked in a case of -attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 18,000 liters high speed diesel (HSD).

The judge observed in its order that “I would like to take into consideration the object of the provision of section 35 CRPC which provides that the purpose of sentence is twofold, firstly it would create such atmosphere which could become a deterrence for the people who had inclination towards crime, secondly to work as a medium in reforming the offender. Such should be neither so severe that offender could out of frustration become desperate and hardened criminal nor it should be so mild that it encouraged to commit offence again. In judging adequacy of sentence certain other factors, such as, circumstances in which offence was committed, age and character of offender and injury to individuals and the society, etc, were also to be considered.”

According to the prosecution, staff of the Rangers intercepted oil taker at Moachko and handed over to customs officials along with above-mentioned suspects and after the formalities, officials of the customs department registered first information report for violation of Customs Act, 1969 and also arrested them.