Customs court admits 2 accused to bail

KARACHI: The Special Customs Court at Karachi admitted two accused Faiz Ahmed and Haji Aziz to bail against a solvent surety of rupees 200,000 each in a case of alleged smuggling of grey fabric.

According to details a team from Preventive Collectorate raided a ware house and allegedly recovered Indian made suiting fabric which is banned under import policy. A FIR was lodged by Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations (DIT), Pakistan Customs. The arrested accused were produced before court and were remanded to the custody of custom officials.

Ghulam Hyder Shaikh advocate appearing for the accused in custody submitted that alleged smuggled fabric was lawfully imported and Goods Declaration and other documents of import are available. Once the goods were released through proper channel and after going through standard procedure of clearance, audit etc, the smuggling cannot be alleged.

The Special Court Judge Faiz Rasool Rashidi after hearing the counsel for applicants/accused and perusing import documents admitted the accused to bail against a solvent surety of rupees 200,000 each.

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