KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Appraisement West submitted first information report (FIR) before customs court against Muhammad Amjad, CEO of M/s Eden Housing Limited, M-3 E/I Eden Tower, Main Boulvard, Gulberg-III, Lahore against imported bullet-proof BMW 750Li RHD high security on fake documents.
On December 10, 2018, investigation officer of Appraisement West submitted FIR and informed the court that the above-mentioned suspect imported a bullet-proof BMW from Germany dated 21/03/2013 and filed goods declaration though their authorised clearing agent, claiming exemption in value in excess of 10% of valuation addition for security features in terms of SRO 1121(1)/2017.
He further submitted that after about five years of the released of the vehicle, the Federal Tax Ombudsman informed that “an information has been received that a high security vehicle model 2013 BMW was cleared from Customs House Karachi, you are directed to examine the case and let this office known as the have to high security vehicle was cleared against the hefty exemption concession”.
He added that in compliance of said directives of FTO, copy of the aforementioned imported authorization/ NOC was against referred to ministry of interior dated 20/10/2018 as no response of previous letter dated 25/03/2013 was available on record, in response ministry of interior dated 13/11/2018 confirmed the status of NOC as fake.
IO argued that in the wake of the above confirmation by ministry of interior, it has been established that Muhammad Amjad, CEO of M/s Eden Housing Limited got the consignment cleared from customs of the basis of a fake, forged and fabricated import authorization/ NOC, consequent upon approval of the competent authority, this FIR is lodged accordingly for in-depth investigation into the matter.
After hearing, the court took the FIR into court record and directed investigation officer to complete investigation next date of hearing.