Ayyan Ali declared proclaimed offender in currency smuggling case

RAWALPINDI, Mar 09 (INP): A special customs court on Saturday declared model Ayyan Ali a proclaimed offender over her continued absence from proceedings in a currency smuggling case.

Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta issued perpetual arrest warrants for her. He observed that the accused was repeatedly summoned but she failed to turn up in the court. Her bailable and non-bailable arrest warrants were also issued but to no avail, he added.

A customs official informed the judge that he visited a Karachi residence of the accused following the address provided by her to serve warrants but was told by local people that she had not visited the place for a long time. The court directed the prosecution to present all witnesses on the next hearing on March 16. INP/LK/AJ