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Customs Court directs suspect to join investigation in Rs22m tax evasion case

Customs Court directs suspect to join investigation in Rs22m tax evasion case

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved interim pre-arrest bail to suspect Shams Mehran Hyder son of Muhammad Siddiqui, booked in a case of evasion of duty and taxes to the tune of Rs22 million approximately.

On August 30, 2019, counsel for the accused moved pre-arrest bail petition and argued that his client is innocent and was falsely implicated in this case, who is ready to face trail, however, he has apprehension of arrest, therefore, court may grant his pre-arrest bail.

After his argument, court granted bail and observed in its ordered that “without examining the contents of first information report, the above named applicant is granted interim pre-arrest bail subject to furnishing solvent surety in the sum of Rs500,000 with PR bond in the line amount to satisfaction of this court, applicant is also directed to join investigation if and when required by investigation of this case.

Notice is special prosecutor customs, investigation officer and call police papers, the applicant/ accused is directed to attend this court on next date of hearing for confirmation of bail or otherwise”.

According to the prosecution, during the investigation, it was revealed that Sheharyar Ahmed, Manager of M/s CGA Logistics, Faizan Fayyaz, proprietor of M/s CGA Logistics, Momin Khan, Qasim Jan Syed, Amanullah and others are involved in preparing fake PRCs in the name of overseas Pakistani as importers and have tried to get clearance of used Toyota Passo, used Suzuki Wagon R, used Suzuki Alto and others on fake proceeds realization certificates which is in serious violation of the mandatory provisions of law and procedure.

Prosecution further stats said that suspects and their associates have contravened the provision of section 32 (1) 32(A) (a) and 192 read with section 3, 6 and 36 of sales tax act 1990 and other related laws, the accused customs agent namely Shaharyar Ahmed, of M/s CGA Logistics, Karachi who has been instrumental in the commission of aforesaid crime has been arrested and a notice under section 171 of the Customs Act, 1969 has been served upon him.