KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Anwar Raza Shah and Mustafa Hussain of M/s Vital Trade International. Both the suspects were booked in a mega sales tax fraud case and were absconders.
During the hearing, investigation officer produced an interim charge sheet against them and informed the court that they were involved in mega tax fraud and were still absconders. He submitted that the customs officials were trying to arrest them. After his arguments, the court accepted interim challan and directed the investigation officer to arrest them and produce them in the court.
According to the prosecution, case was registered in violation of commission of tax fraud as envisaged under section 2 (37) and violation of the Sales Tax Act 1990 read with SRO 670 (1)/2013 dated 18/97/2013 read with 5th schedule to the Sales Tax Act 1990 punishable under section 33 (13) along with default surcharge under section 34 ibid.