KARACHI: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has extended pre-arrest bail of a suspect, Usman Ghani son of Faqeer Muhammad, in a case of smuggled/ non-duty paid Toyota Surf jeep bearing registration number E-1144.
During the hearing, the suspect appeared before the court along with his counsel. After the hearing, the court extended his bail and directed him to appear before the court on the next date of hearing.
Earlier, his counsel had argued that his client is innocent and was falsely been implicated in this case, who is ready to face trail, therefore, court may grant him bail till final order of in this case. After the arguments, court granted him bail against the surety of Rs2,00,000 and issued notices to the special prosecutor for customs department and investigation officer and court directing them to file comments on next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, on a credible information staff of the Intelligence and Investigation-FBR intercepted smuggled/ non-duty paid Toyota Surf jeep bearing registration number E-1144 and case was registered against above mentioned suspect and others for violation of under section 2 (s) of the Customs Act 1969 punishable under clauses (8) & (89) of section 156 (i) ibid.