KARACHI: A Customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) stayed auction of three Hiace vans after counsel for petitioners stated that SCRA has been filed against order of the Special Customs Appellate Tribunal.

The petitions were filed by Imran, Farhat Bibi and Ashfaq seeking return of the vehicles detained by Hyderabad Collectorate as being smuggled ones.

Miss Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate, counsel for petitioners submitted that the vehicles have been duly registered after Motor Vehicle Registration Department scrutinized the purchase and other documents.

The bench after hearing the counsel for petitioner stayed the auction of the vehicles in dispute till decision in the Special Custom Reference Applications (SCRA’s).

Mean while the same bench also issued notices to custom officials for  Sept 25 in four identical petitions challenging non release of vehicles despite orders of the tribunal.