KARACHI: An appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Agha Faisal ordered release of an oil tanker after due verification.

The bench earlier allowing the petition filed by Ateeq-ur-Rahman, owner of the oil tanker allegedly involved in the smuggling of the smuggled Iranian Diesel has said that vehicle be released as an interim arrangement as per dictum laid down in a case law CR 110 of 2014.

Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate representing the petitioner submitted that Collector Customs Adjudication has passed an order in favor of the appellant that vehicle be released on payment of redumption fine of 20 per cent. The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations ignored the order in appeal forcing the petitioner to file the instant appeal.