SHC issues notices again in CNG buses case

KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice  Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan on Tuesday ordered repeating notices to the defendants in a special High Court Appeal filed by Pakistan Customs in CNG buses of Indian origin.

The appeal challenges an order passed by single judge of SHC who while hearing a suit B 92 of 2009 ordered Pakistan Custom authorities to deposit the sale proceeds of  CNG buses with the Nazir of the court.

The Customs maintain that these buses were imported by defendant B.R.R. Guardian Modarba, showing them to be of UAE origin but later found out to be of Indian origin and thus falling under the prohibitory regime. The buses were confiscated and later sold in auction.

The petitioner maintains that at the time of filing of the suit, no one claimed the ownership  and thus after confiscation the same became the property of the State.

As none appeared for defendants including Aqeel karim Dhedhi group, the bench ordered its office to send fresh notices to all the defendants for a date to be  fixed by the office of the court.

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