Not maintainable: Plea for release of donkey hides dismissed

Chinese company had been dealing in animal hides from Kasur for 20 years

Our Correspondent November 19, 2015


Lahore High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by two Chinese businessmen seeking directions for police to hand over more than 100 donkey hides seized in a raid in Kasur two months ago.

Justice Erum Sajjad Gul dismissed the petition when a law officer presented a notification banning export of donkey hides.

The judge said civil courts should be approached for recovery but the petitioner had never approached the subordinate court in this regard. She also said they had failed to prove ownership of the hides. She dismissed the petition for being non-maintainable.

The court was hearing the petition of a Chinese company seeking directions for Kasur police to hand over 1,015 donkey hides which it had seized two months ago.  Petitioner Ho Longbin, a representative of Chinese company Globin, had submitted that on September 6, Kasur police had raided their tannery in Deen Garh and confiscated 1,015 hides and registered an FIR under Section 270, 429 and 379 of of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against three workers. He said the Chinese company had been dealing in animal hides from Kasur for 20 years.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 19th, 2015.


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