KARACHI: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has extended physical remand of suspects, Muhammad Rafiq Khan and Muhammad Tahir, in a diesel smuggling case.
During the hearing, investigation officer produced the suspects before the court and informed that the customs authorities intercepted an oil tanker loaded with 15,000 liter of Iranian origin high speed diesel. The diesel was to be supplied in local market.
The investigation officer informed the court that the prosecution needs further investigations from suspects; therefore, the court may send them back to the customs department on physical remand.
After his arguments, court sent him back to customs department on physical remand for four days, court also directed investigation officer to produce them on next date of hearing along with progress report.
According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under section 2 (s) 16, 157 (2) & 178 of the customs act, 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (9) & (89) of sub-section (1) read with sub-section (2) of the section 156 of the Customs Act 1969.