||Title:||CHEMICAL WEAPONS (CONVENTION) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||L.N. 62 of 2004|
|Section:||23||Heading:||Power to release seized vessels and vehicles prior to hearing||Version Date:||18/06/2004|
(1) Where an application has been made under section 22(1) in respect of a vessel or vehicle which is liable to forfeiture, a court may, upon payment into court by way of security of a sum of money of such amount as the court thinks fit in all the circumstances of the case, order that the vessel or vehicle be delivered to the claimant thereof upon the condition that the vessel or vehicle be re-delivered into the custody of the Commissioner before the date of hearing of the application.
the court hearing the application may, in lieu of ordering under section 22(9) or (10) that the vessel or vehicle be forfeited to the Government, order that the money paid into court under subsection (1) be forfeited to the Government or returned to the person who paid it into court.
(a) a court has ordered under subsection (1) that a seized vessel or vehicle be delivered to the claimant thereof; and
(b) the vessel or vehicle is not delivered into the custody of the Commissioner before the date of the hearing of the application,
(3) A claimant who applies for the release of a vessel or vehicle shall prior to the release of the vessel or vehicle pay to the Commissioner the reasonable cost of assessing the value of the vessel or vehicle as the court orders.