KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has allowed an application for amending the title of a petition seeking release of a vehicle from the custody of Customs Preventive.
Abid Muhammad, owner of a Toyota Premio car, moved the court against confiscation of his vehicle. The petitioner alleged that he owns a car showroom. The officials of Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) came to his showroom and demanded ‘extortion’. Upon refusal, they took the vehicle and later confiscated it. The petitioner was asked to produce the documents to prove it a legally imported vehicle, which the petitioner proved by filing auction papers issued by Customs Collectorate, Quetta but the vehicle was not returned.
Filing a new authorization to represent the petitioner, Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate submitting the application sought permission to amend the title and make Collector Customs, Preventive party to the petition. She maintained that ACLC after filing of the instant petition handed over the custody of vehicle to the Preventive Collectorate. She said that in view of new development, amending the petition and citing Preventive Collectorate is inevitable.
The bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Muhammad Saleem Jessar, agreeing to the arguments advanced by the counsel for petitioner, allowed the application while putting of further proceedings to an unspecified date.