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Customs Court sends suspects on remand involved in HSD smuggling

Customs Court sends suspects on remand involved in HSD smuggling

KARACHI: The Customs Taxation & Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has sent suspects namely Muhammad Rafiq Khan son of Muhammad Ameen Khan and Muhammad Tahir son of Ameem Khan on physical remand who is booked in a case of smuggled/ non-duty paid 15,000 liters HSD.

During the hearing, investigation officer produced the above named accused person before the court and informed that on credible information, officials of the customs department intercepted oil tanker loaded with 15,000 liters of Iranian HSD for illegal disposal of local market.

Investigation officer further informed the court that prosecution needs further investigations from the suspect, therefore, court may send him back to customs department on physical remand.

After his arguments, court sent him back to customs department on physical remand of four days; court also directed investigation officer to produce him 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.