KARACHI: The Customs Court approved physical remand of suspect namely Muhammad Waqar Bhatti son of Muhammad Ashraf Bhatti and directed investigation officer to arrest the culprits including owner of M/s Ajwa Enterprises and others, who were booked in contraband goods smuggling scam.
On 3 July 2020, investigation officer of Customs Preventive produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on an credible information, customs team recovers 620 blocks wrapped with gunny bags bearing marks SU (the word product of India) was concealed with black market) “AMRIT” (was wrapped in the newspaper Daily Hindustan Times, New Dehli (dated April 2019) CWP Brand etc, further packed with wooden frame each block weighing 50 kg total weighing 31,000 kg valuing of Rs31,000,000.
He further submitted that the above mentioned suspect arrested however, Muhammad Javed son of Abdul Razzaq, owner of M/s Ajwa Enterprises, Muhammad Saleem son of Adul Razzaq, owner of M/s Tollar Enterprises, Sharjeel Jamal son of Jamaluddin and others financer, abettors, associates and others, therefore, for arrest of absconders, prosecution needs physical remand of arrested suspect.
After the hearing, court approves his physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce abovementioned suspect on next date of hearing along with progress report.
According to the prosecution, case was registered against them at the office of Anti-Smuggling-Organization (HQ) NMB, Wharf, Karachi for violation of under section 2(3, 7) 2(9), 2(14) (a) 3,6,7,8 (1) (a) & (d) 8A ,22(1) and 73 of the sales tax act, 1990 punishable under section 33 (3) (5) (8) (11c) (13) (16) (18) ibid.