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Customs Court rejects after arrest bail petitions of two suspects in duty, taxes evasion case

Customs Court rejects after arrest bail petitions of two suspects in duty, taxes evasion case

KARACHI: Customs Court Judge Syed Faiz Rasool Rashdi on Wednesday rejected after arrest bail petitions of suspects namely Muhammad Ishaq, owner of M/s Al-Saudia Enterprises and another Syed Mubashir Ali Qadri in a duty and taxes evasion case of Rs. 15.7 million.

During the hearing, the suspects filed after arrest bail petitions before the court and their counsels submitted that they were innocent and were falsely implicated in this case. The counsel submitted that the bail was their fundamental right, therefor, the court might grant them bail till final judgment in this case. However, counsel for the Customs Department argued that the prosecution had concrete evidences against them and would produce before the court during the trial; therefore, the court might reject their bail petitions. After the arguments, the court rejected their after arrest bail petitions. Both suspects were already in jail.

According to the prosecution, above mentioned suspect and other importers namely Muhammad Ishaq son of Muhammad Naeem, owner of M/s Al-Sudia Enterprises, Syed Mubashir Ali Qadri son of Muhammad Ali, General Manager M/s Realex International in active connivance with their clearing agents have mid-declared C&F value of the imported goods and submitted fake and fabricated import invoices to evade legitimate amount of government in the tune of Rs. 15,717,601.

Case was registered against them for violation of under section 2 (s) 32A, and 79 of customs act, 1969 punishable under clauses 1, 8 (1) 14 A and 46 of section 156 (1) of the Customs Act, 1969 read with allied laws.