KARACHI: Acting judge of the Customs Taxation and Anti-Smuggling Court Arshad Noor Khan extended the physical remand of suspects namely Mansoor Ahmed and Muhammad Junaid and sent them back to the customs department. The suspects were booked in a mega tax fraud case and evasion of duty and taxes to the tune of Rs 6.32 million.
During the hearing, the investigation officer produced the suspects before the court and submitted that during the investigation, it was revealed that both the suspects fraudulently got the consignments of fabric cleared. The consignment were imported by others but they shifted the cargo after examination by the customs department.
He said that prosecution needs further investigation from said accused therefore, court may request grant their physical remand, after his arguments, court sent back them to customs department on physical remand and directed investigation officer to produce them before court on next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of section 2 (s) 16, 32 (1) 32 (2) 32A, 79 and 192 of the customs act, 1969 read with SRO 566, section 33 of sales tax act, 1990, section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001, and section (1) of Import and Export Control Act 1950 punishable under clauses 9, 14, 14A, 43, 45, 72 and 86 of section 156 (1) of the Customs Act 1969 customs 11c of the section sales tax act, 1990 and section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance 2001, and section 3 (3) of Import & Export Control Act 1950.