KARACHI: The Customs Court sought charge sheet against suspects namely Muhammad Aleem, proprietor of M/s Aleem Enterprises, all owners/ partner of M/s Mayo Enterprises, Muhammad Ashraf, Zesshan Liaqat, clearing agents against others booked in Rs1,302,028 duties and taxes evasion scam.
On November 6, 2019, investigation officer of Customs Collectorate Appraisement East informed the court that on an actionable information, physical examination has been conducted by customs officials in the presence of the duty collector, SAPT, the goods have been recovered instead of goods declared at value of US$ 5,000 (Rs. 789,229).
He further submitted that above mentioned suspects along with others attempted to evaded legitimate revenue to tune of Rs. Rs. 1,302,028, he said that during the investigation, it is established that above mentioned suspects committed mis-declaration and fiscal fraud as defined under section 32 & 32A of the customs act, 1969 thus, accused importer and their accomplice have violated the provisions of section 2 (s) 32 (1) & 32(A) and 79 of the customs act, 1969, further read with section 3, 6 7A, 33 and 34 of the sales tax act, 1990 punishable under clauses 8 (i) 14, 44 and 45 of the section 156 (1) of the customs act, 1969 read with relevant laws, in order to evade Rs1,302, 028 legitimate government revenue.