KARACHI: The Customs Court issued notices to the special prosecutor for customs department and investigation officer on petition filed by Muhammad Javed son of Abdul Razzaq, owner of M/s Ajwa Enterprises and Muhammad Saleem son of Abdul Razzaq, owner of M/s Tollar Enterprises, who were nominated in first information report (FIR) in contraband goods smuggling scam.
On 7 July 2020, the above mentioned suspects appeared before the court along with their counsel and moved joint petition, counsel argued that their clients are innocents and have been falsely implicated in this case, who are ready to face trail, however, they have apprehension of their arrest, therefore, court may grant their bail till final judgment in this case.
On last date of hearing, investigation officer of customs preventive produced the above mentioned suspect before the court and informed that on an credible information, customs team recovered 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 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 approved 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.