KARACHI: The Customs Court directed investigation officer Collectorate of Customs Port Muhammad Bin Qasim Karachi to complete investigation and submit progress report against Shahid Kamran of M/s Kamran Enterprises, who was involved in a case of evasion of duty and taxes and getting delivery of goods by presiding/ submitted fake/forged pay orders.
On 27 August 2020, during the hearing, investigation officer stated that pay order was received for provisional assessment of consignment of above mentioned importer against goods declaration which contained assorted pile fabrics and their accessories while claiming the benefit of SRO 1125(1)/2011 for release @ zero rating of sales tax.
He stated that the importer requested for provisional release hence was required to submit pay order for the differential amount, between sales tax difference of 0 percent and 9 percent along with the difference in value of finished and unfinished fabric, for assessment of their consignment in term of section 81 of the customs act 1969.
Investigation officer further submitted that a suspicion was raised while scrutinizing pay order, the Collectorate verified the pay order form the concerned bank, authenticity of pay order worth Rs1,85,000 which was found to be fake/ counterfeit and not issued by the said branch.
He said that after the formalities, competent authority has allowed to initiate of criminal proceedings against the culprits, further investigation is in progress and first information report has been lodged accordingly.