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Customs Court approves pre-arrest bail of partner of M/s Saifur Rehman & Brothers

Customs Court approves pre-arrest bail of partner of M/s Saifur Rehman & Brothers

KARACHI: Imran Khan son of Saifur Rehman, partner M/s Saifur Rehman & Brothers Private Limited, bonded carrier approached customs court for pre-arrest bail in mis-declaration and evasion of duties and taxes of Rs60,151,769.

On March 22, 2019, counsel for the accused argued that his client is innocent and is falsely implicated in this case, who is ready to face trail, therefore, court may grant him bail till final order in this case.

After the hearing, court granted him bail against the surety of Rs500,000 and directed him to appear on next date of hearing for conformation or otherwise.

Earlier, investigation officer submitted FIR before customs court against proprietor/ partners/ directors of M/s Al-Jeeran Engineering, M/s Saifur Rehman and Brothers Private Limited & others and informed the court that on receipt of credible information, regarding a possible misuse of transshipment facility and a likely attempt to bring banned/ restricted goods into the country by way of mis-declaration by some unscrupulous/ criminal, the AIB (R&D) section started monitoring TP consignments in the customs computerized system and check consignment of the above mentioned importers.

He further informed the court that as per the filed transshipment declaration the description of the goods in used auto parts quantity one lot weighing 25300 kilograms at declared/ self-assessed total value of US$6325 and container was opened for examination.

Investigation officer stated the court that during the examination, customs officials found old and used dialysis machine assorted model, brand, Germany and Korea origins, 100 pcs. New Circuit breakers, assorted ampere, polere, brand Hager, IO, France 5767 kilograms, Ball Bearing & Roller bearing, brand NTN & Koyo, IO, Japan, 2467 kilograms and 1626 kilograms. Mobile phone assorts models/ type, brands, IO, China new 2650 set and used 6600 set. Tablets assorted models, brand, LG, origin China, 1128 set used and 82 new set. Digital video recorder, assorted model, brand multi Star, Origin China 130 pcs and others goods.

He disclosed that the above mentioned importers mis-declared of description, quantity and import of brand/ restricted items under the false description of used auto scrap, besides evasion of duties and taxes of Rs60,151,769.