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Customs Court awards imprisonment to suspect involved in tax evasion

Customs Court awards imprisonment to suspect involved in tax evasion

KARACHI: Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has awarded six days imprisonment (already undergone period) and imposed a fine of Rs 50, 000 on a suspect, Muhammad Hanif, after he pleaded guilty. The convict was booked in a duty and tax evasion case of Rs 455,668.

During the hearing, the investigation officer produced the person before the court and who moved an application for pleading guilty and left himself on the mercy of the court.

After the hearing, the court convicted him for already undergone period and fined him Rs 50, 000. In  default of payment of fine, he shall further undergo two month simple imprisonment at Central Jail Karachi.

According to the prosecution, on credible information, a team of the customs department intercepted oil tanker bearing registration number TUB-429 and recovered 15,000 liters HSD  valuing to Rs7,22,250.

According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of under section 2 (s) 16, 157 (2) & 178 of the Customs Act 1969 punishable under clauses (8) (9) & (89) of sub-section (1) read with sub-section (2) of the section 156 of the Customs Act 1969.