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Customs Appellate Tribunal accepts appeal of seized Suzuki Jimmy case

Customs Appellate Tribunal accepts appeal of seized Suzuki Jimmy case

LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal has set aside impugned order and accepted the appeal in seized Suzuki Jimmy vehicle case. The same appeal was filed by Habib Ullah against deputy director, Intelligence & Investigation-FBR Faisalabad and others.

Omer Arshed Hakeem, Member Judicial bench-II, 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, the staff of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Khushab, on the credible information was Suzuki Jimmy vehicle. 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 Suzuki Jimmy is confiscated out rightly and show cause notice is established.

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.