KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed parties to file their comments on a constitutional petition filed by Moula Bux, seeking release of his imported Hino truck bearing registration number TKA-325 model 1994.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Yousaf Ali Saeed, was hearing the petition.
During the proceedings, counsel for the petitioner stated that petitioner is lawful owner of the truck which was imported in according with law. However, respondents detained it without given notice under section 171 of the Customs Act, 1969. On the demand, he produced all legal and lawful documents before concern authorities and requested for release of his vehicle, however, the respondents denied his request and still detained his vehicle illegally.
Citing Secretary Revenue Division, Director Customs Intelligence & Investigation-FBR as respondents, he pleaded the court to declare that act of the respondents as illegal, mala fide and arbitrary. He also pleaded the court to direct them to release his vehicle immediately