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Customs Court rejects bail petition of accused involved in wine smuggling

Customs Court rejects bail petition of accused involved in wine smuggling

KARACHI” The Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi rejected bail application of suspect namely Ashok P. Jethmilani son of Jethmilani, who was booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid 5844 win bottles, after the rejecting bail, customs officials arrested him and sent to customs lack up.

During the hearing, above mentioned suspect appeared before the court along with his counsel and moved bail application, counsel argued that applicant is innocent and has falsely been implicated by the agency in this case. He further argued that there is no evidence available on record against the applicant neither he have the connivance nor have any knowledge about the alleged offence and seized goods was replaced by the chowkidar of warehouse, therefore, court may granted him bail.

However, Ashiq Ali Anwar Rana, Special Prosecutor for the customs department argued that on the ground that the applicant is deeply involved in illegally and fraudulently removal/ replacement of goods as alleged in the charge sheet, therefore, bail application may be rejected.

After the hearing, court rejected bail application and observed in this order that “I have heard the counsel for the parties in detail perused the record as specific role has been attributed to the applicant/ accused being owner of warehouse and he is fully responsible for removal of the goods in question from the warehouse.

The alleged offence is against the society and as such the accused do not deserve the concession of bail. In view of the above there are sufficient evidence to connect the accused with crime specific allegations have been levelled against the applicant, therefore, appears no malafide harassment ulterior motives on the part of prosecution, therefore, no case for grant of bail is made out accordingly bail application is rejected”.