KARACHI: The Customs Court approved another charge sheet against Imran Khan son of Saif-ur-Rehman, director of M/s Saif-ur-Rehman, Zafar Iqbal son of Muhammad Iqbal, proprietor of M/s Khan Enterprises, Mehmood Iqbal so of Muhammad Iqbal, proprietor of M/s M.M Trading Company, Qaiser Abbas son of S. Muhammad Salman, proprietor of M/s Ali Co and others in Rs5.20 million tax evasion scam.
On 25 November 2019, investigation officer of Appraisement West submitted progress report against the above mentioned suspects and others and informed that on a credible information, detailed examination was conducted by shed staff in the presence of AIB as well as other relevant officers and staff, which resulted in detection of gross mis-declaration of contents as upon examination the goods comprising 56 refrigerators, 27 washing machines, dishwasher, range hood and furniture valuing Rs. 5.60 million were found as against the importer’s declaration given in IGM/ bill of lading to contain STC 79 packages old and used clothing and other worn articles.
He stated that after thorough examination of the impugned goods, the goods were re-stuffed into the aforesaid container which was re-sealed with fresh AICT’s seal accordingly. A proper masheernama was prepared and the consignment was seized under section 168 and 171 of the customs act, 1969, subsequently notices were served upon the custodian, M/s AICT.
He further submits that investigation of the case is still continuing to collect more evidential material to further corroborate and establish the involvement of accused cited herein above for conclusion in logical manners, meanwhile, interim challan is submitted accordingly.
After the hearing, court taken charge sheet into court record and directed him to carry further investigation and submit final charge sheet within suitable period.