KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan on Wednesday  adjourned hearing of three Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRA’s) till Sept 28.

Earlier Ghulam Hyder Shaikh advocate, counsel for Intelligence and Invesitgations (I&I) Pakistan Customs opposed the pleas of release by the petitioners. He submitted that the goods in custody were recovered from a bus. They were packed in jute bags. The number of bags was 2000 with each bag containing 20 kilogram of black tea, he submitted adding that petitioners/owners were unable to provide any document as to the law import of the commodity. He also referred to the laboratory report which confirmed that confiscated tea lacked “yolk” a primary ingredient of local grown tea.

The bench after preliminary hearing and initial arguments from both the sides put off further hearing till Sept  28.