KARACHI: Bail able warrants of arrest in the sum of rupees 25000 were issued here on Monday against Deputy Collector of Appraisement (West) as he failed to attend the court on second consecutive date.

As a petition filed by Musterhaft Apparel Pvt Ltd was taken up for hearing, the DC who was summoned second time to attend the court with relevant record was found absent.

A counsel for state submitted that he may not have attended as today is seventh of Muharram. The bench said that such an excused is not sustained.

The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui and Justice Agha Faisal then ordered issuance of bailable warrants against the DC Appraisement (West) directing him to appear on Aug 23.

Afsheen Aman advocate represented the custom officials, while state was represented by Kafeel Ahmed and Hasan Bohra while Sardar Ishaque advocate represented the petitioner.