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Customs Appellate Tribunal set aside ONO in impounded Toyota Hilux case

LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal has set aside impugned order and accepted the appeal in seized Toyota Hilux double cabin vehicle. The same appeal was filed by Payo Khan against additional collector adjudication and others.

Muhammad Shabbir Gujjar, member judicial bench-I, heard the arguments from both parties which they submitted before the tribunal, same appeal was decided with remarks that impugned order is not according to law and set aside.

According to details, Superintendent, Anti Smuggling Organization Customs Collectorate, Multan, on the credible information was impounded Toyota Hilux double cabin. After matching data with Excise and Taxation department the same vehicle was seized under the relevant law.

The driver also failed to produce any legal documents regarding import of vehicle and section 2 (kk) of Customs Act applied by the department for further investigation.

After show cause notice, adjudication proceeding were culminated by the authority and declared that Toyota Hilux double cabin is confiscated out rightly.

Being aggrieved from the impugned order, appellant filed the case before the Customs Appellate Tribunal with grounds that impugned order is passed against the facts and without out consideration of law.

Appellant also produce documents showing lawful import of vehicle and appeal to suspend the order passed by the adjudication authority. On the other side, respondent denied the allegations and filed appeal against rejection of case.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, Customs Appellate Tribunal has decided the case with remarks that impugned vehicle is imported legally, Order in Original (ONO) is set aside and appeal is accepted.