KARACHI: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has granted interim pre-arrest to suspect, Syed Yasir Ahmed, who was booked in a case of smuggled/ non-duty paid Toyota Surf jeep bearing registration number BF-6761.
During proceedings, the court also issued notices to the special prosecutor for customs department, directing them to file their respective comments on the next date of hearing.
During the hearing, counsel for the suspect moved an application for pre-arrest bail and after arguments, the court granted his bail against the surety bonds of Rs 100,000. The court also directed him to appear before the court on the next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, officials of the customs department intercepted a Toyota Surf jeep bearing registration number BF-6761 near Tooba Masjid, Defense Housing Authority Karachi having value of Rs63, 82,480.
Case was registered against suspects for violation of section 2 (s) and 178 of Customs Act 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (89) and 14 of section 156 (I) Ibid