SHC issue pre-admission notice in suit by auction purchaser

KARACHI: Justice Junaid Ghaffar of High Court of Sindh issued pre-admission notice to the custom authorities in a suit filed by one Sajid Mehmood, auction purchaser of  3 lots comprising electronic items, auto parts and old, used clothes.

A counsel from Franklin Law Associates appearing for the plaintiff submitted that the petitioner paid bid money, 25 per cent of the bid and later also paid the remaining 75 per cent amount after which the procedure was completed but the Deputy Collector is denying release of the purchased goods in open bid auction.

The DC is holding release on ground that one of the bidder has lodge a complaint that goods were auctioned at a lower price. The counsel for plaintiff submitted that the complainant has withdrawn the complaint but still purchased goods are not being released and it is feared that entire process of auction will be recalled.

The single judge after hearing the plaintiff side while issuing pre-admission notice for September 19 ordered that no adverse action be taken till the next date of hearing.

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