KARACHI: The Customs Court issued notices to customs department and special prosecutor for customs department on a bail petition filed by Hunnain Shah and Abdul Ahad, who were booked in a case of attempting to smuggle non-duty paid mobile phones.
On February 13, 2019, counsel for the accused filed bail petition and argued that according with prosecution, in pursuance of an information a customs party intercepted a car having registration no BDC-655 but the same did not stop and after a chase the customs party impounded the same and above-named suspects were sitting in the car.
He argued that customs party claimed recovery of 260 mobile phones, however, applicants disclosed that phones are registered with PTA but they could not produce any proof, therefore, customs party seized the mobile phones and arrested both applicants.
Counsel stated that suspects are innocent and have been falsely implicated in the instant case, therefore, court may grant their bail till final order in this case.
According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under Section 2 (s) 156 (2) and 178 of Customs Act, 1969 punishable under clauses 89 and 85 of section 156 (1) read with section 3 of Import & Export Control Act, 1950.