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Customs court grants bail to suspects booked in pistols, guns smuggling case

Customs court grants bail to suspects booked in pistols, guns smuggling case

KARACHI: The customs court granted bail to suspects namely Shah Nawaz, Muhammad Bilal, Suleman Khan, Noor Muhammad, Norooz Khan and Muhammad Usman, who were nominated in a case of smuggling of 9mm pistol and guns etc.

On December 04, 2018, counsel for suspects filed bail application and argued that his clients are innocents and were falsely implicated in this case, who are ready to face trial; therefore, the court may grant their bail till final order in this case.

After hearing, the court granted their bail against Rs100,000 each and directed them to appear before the court on next date of hearing.

According to interim charge-sheet, during the search, a team of Pakistan Coast Guards intercepted a Daewoo coach bearing registration number LES-1720 and found nine 9mm pistols, 8 guns, 33 pistols, 6200 rounds, 49 magazines and etc. During the search, accused were asked to produce lawful documents; however, they failed to produce any lawful documents; therefore, after the formalities, goods were seized and suspects were taken into custody and first information report was registered against them.

Investigation officer stated that case was registered against them for violation of under Section 2 (s) 16, Section (1) (8) (89) and Section 157 of Customs Act, 1969, after the hearing, court accepted interim charge sheet and case was fixed for regular hearing.