LAHORE: Customs Appellate Tribunal has dismissed the appeal filed by the Rai Muhammad Umer against the Collector of Customs (Preventive), Lahore, Collector of Customs Collectorate of Adjudication and Superintendent of Customs (I&P).
Omer Arshed Hakeem, member Judicial bench-II examine record and hears arguments from complainant and respondent side and decide case with arguments that the tribunal does not fine any reason to interfere in the case, the charge of smuggling stands established against the appellant, the impugned order is upheld and appeals is being devoid of merit.
As per brief history of case, on the core controversy the staff of Customs Department was present in the Customs International Departure Hall Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and examining outgoing passengers along with his hand bag and laptop shoulder bag and found jewellary kept in his hand bag.
On demand, said passengers failed to produce documents regading lawful export of said gold. Customs staff conceived that the recovered gold, gold coin and diamonds were attempted to smuggled to Sharjah and same were seized under section 168 (1) of Customs Act 1969.
After show cause notice, adjudication proceeding were culminated and order in original passed that show cause notice is established and Rs 2, 50, 000 charged in penalty.
Being aggrieved from the order, the complainant filed appeal before the Customs Appellate Tribunal that show cause notice is contradictory, the adjudication proceedings not according to law and he also produce some documents to show the legality of goods. On the other side, the respondent department denied all allegations. After hearing the arguments Customs Appellate Tribunal decided the case to upheld ONO.