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Customs Appellate Tribunal upholds adjudication order in Indian liquor case

Customs Appellate Tribunal upholds adjudication order in Indian liquor case

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal upheld the impugned order in smuggled Indian liquor case. The appeal was filed by the plaintiff Muhammad Latif, a resident of Lahore against Collector of Customs (Appeals), Collector of Customs (Adjudication) and others

According to the details, Member Technical Bench-II Imran Tariq, heard the case in detail and passed the judgment that the Customs Appellate Tribunal learnt that the impugned goods were loaded in the vehicle which had also been admitted by the appellant himself and also mentioned in the FIR; so, the vehicle is ordered to be confiscated out rightly.

As per details, on the information received by the credible resources, the customs staff established a check post and during checking they intercepted a vehicle in which customs team found Indian liquor concealed in millet crop. On query, driver failed to prove any legality and the same were seized under the relevant section of Customs Act 1969.

After the show cause notice case were referred to the adjudication authority who heard the case in details and declared outright confiscation of seized goods.

Customs Appellant Tribunal challenged the order before the collector of customs (Appeals) who also examine the facts and upheld the adjudication order also dismissed the appeal.

Being aggrieved from the order, complainant filed the case before the Customs Appellate Tribunal on the grounds that impugned order is harsh and unjustified and early deciding authorities announce order merely on the basis of assumptions.

After completions of arguments from both sides, Tribunal decided the case and rejected the appeal. Tribunal also loudly cleared that goods are confiscated out rightly.