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Customs Court directs IGP to takes action against police officials

Customs Court directs IGP to takes action against police officials

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi on Wednesday directed Sindh Inspector General of Police, Chief Secretary and Hyderabad Deputy Inspector General of Police to take disciplinary action against police officials who restrained the customs officers from discharge their duties and saved the interest of smugglers.

During the hearing, Hyderabad Customs Collectorate Inspector Rana Shahbaz recorded his statement before the court that “I along with the staff of ASO intercepted oil tanker bearing registration no TUB-890 loaded with 25000 liters HSD Oil at Jhirik district Thatta. The driver was asked to produce legal documents of loaded goods in support of the said HSD that driver produced a delivery advice purportedly issued by M/s Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd destine to Ali Sher Filling Station which appears fake to me. I took the custody of above-mentioned oil tanker started moving towards MCC Hyderabad, on our way New Baran Police Chowki stopped MCC officials and refused to allow to go to MCC Hyderabad on the direction of SSP Haseeb Baig. The situation was communicated to DC ASO Hyderabad who tried to contact SSP Haseeb Bain through telephone, WhatsApp and messages which is on record.

Meanwhile, accused Kareem Jan and Raheem Jan appeared on the spot and threatened to kill in case of not releasing the oil tanker and managed to flee the scene along with driver and cleaner”.

After his statement, court directed Inspector General of Police Sindh, Chief Secretary Sindh and Deputy Inspector General of Police, Hyderabad to take disciplinary action as it is criminal act of the part of SSP Haseeb Baig as well as staff of above check post who were present at the time of incident and their acts falls under section 353 PPC.