Clearing agents get bail in Luxury vehicles case

KARACHI: Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar of High Court of Sindh yesterday admitted three accused/applicants to bail in a case registered by Islamabad police in relation to recovery of 21 luxury vehicles from a private house allegedly belonging to former Senator and former chairman National Accounatability Bureau, Saif-ur-Rahman.

The owner claims that vehicles belong to an embassy and brought under diplomatic concessions.

The bench today head the protective bail pleas filed by Nuashad Ahmed, Proprietor, National Sea Liner, Shehzad Iqbal, Marketting Manager and clearing agent.

Ms Dil Khurram Shaheen advocate appearing for the applicants maintained that an FIR 20/2018 was registered on Oct 04 under section 16, 19, 21,32, 32 (a) of Pakistan Customs Act punishable under section 9, 10, 10A, 11, 14, 14(a) and 86 of section 156(1) of Customs Act.

She argued that the vehicles were cleared after proper documentation and none of the documents was tampered or no mis-declaration was alleged. The vehicles were in use of the importer embassy and once cleared, applicant as clearing agents has no role if diplomatic concessions are abused.

The single judge after hearing the arguments admitted the accused to bail against solvent surety of rupees 100,000 each.

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