KARACHI: The Customs Court directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against Hina Intazar, proprietor of M/s Rana Enterprises, owners/ partners of M/s Mayo Enterprises, Muhammad Ashraf and Zeeshan Liaqat, who were nominated in tax evasion scam.
On November 1, 2019, investigation officer of Appraisement East submitted first information report (FIR) and informed that the above mentioned suspects with active connivance of others have committed mis-declaration in goods imported under goods declaration dated 10/10/2019 on checking WeBOC system, it was learnt that the goods declaration was presently under process of clearance, the GD was intercepted and a joint examination of the goods by R&D with shed staff was ordered.
He further submits that during the examination, the goods mentioned as ascertained goods in attached statement valuing of Rs. 15,473, 154, approximately have been recovered instead of goods declared at value Rs1,676,279. The accused attempted to evade legitimate revenue of Rs10,377,847.
He argued that approval from the competent authority, this FIR is lodged according in-depth investigation into the matter and to unearth the actual culprits involved in attempt to evasion of duty and taxes by way of mis-declaring the description and quantity of actual goods imported and have violated the provisions of section 32(1) & (2), 32 (A) 79, 80 and 178 of the customs act, 1969, further read with sections 3, 6, 7A, 33 and 34 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 punishable under (14) and (14A) of section 148 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001.
After the hearing, court taken FIR into court record and directed him to complete investigation and submit charge sheet on next date of hearing.