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Mis-declaration: Customs court seeks charge sheet against M/s Mehmood Steel Furnace, M/s Realex Int’l

Mis-declaration: Customs court seeks charge sheet against M/s Mehmood Steel Furnace, M/s Realex Int’l

KARACHI: The Customs Court directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against Sheikh Mehmoodul Haq, director/ proprietor/ partner of M/s Mehmood Steel Furnace, Sikandar Mirza, proprietor of M/s Realex International, assistant collector Appraisement & Facilitation, PMBQ and Waqar Khan, examining officer Appraisement & Facilitation, PMBQ, booked in tax evasion case.

On 15 July 2020, investigation officer submitted that on reliable information the above mentioned importer and clearing agent in connivance and collusion with others are involved in import and clearance of iron and steel re-rollable scrap/ iron & steel over size bars by mis-declaring actual description and quantity of the goods causing huge loss to public exchequer.

He further submitted that during examination of their consignment and investigation, it has been established without any shadow of doubt that the above mentioned suspects and other associates-in-crime have indulged in deliberate and engineered mis-declaration of description and quantity of the actual goods imported to evade duty and taxes and they evaded the duty and taxes Rs9,022,347.

He said that first information report (FIR) has been registered against them and efforts are underway to arrest the nominated accused persons mentioned above, further investigation is in progress, role of the other associates in crime is also being ascertained.

After the hearing, court directed him to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against the above mentioned suspect according with law.