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Customs Court rejects pre-arrest bail of proprietor of M/s CGA Logistics

Customs Court rejects pre-arrest bail of proprietor of M/s CGA Logistics

KARACHI: The Customs Court dismissed pre-arrest bail to suspect namely Faizan Fayyaz, proprietor of M/s CGA Logistics and sent him to jail who was booked in a case of evasion of duty and taxes in the tune of Rs2.2 million approximately.

On June 10, 2019, the above mentioned suspect appeared before the court along with his counsel, who argued for confirmation of interim pre-arrest bail however, special prosecutor of customs department opposed and argued that court may dismiss his interim pre-arrest bail because prosecution has concrete evidences against him.

After the hearing, court dismissed interim pre-arrest bail, after dismissal, officials of the customs department arrested him and sent him to Central Jail Karachi.

Earlier, counsel for the accused approached the court along with his counsel and filed pre-arrest bail petition, he argued that his counsel is innocent and has been falsely implicated in this case. He further argued that he is ready to face trail, however, he has apprehension of arrest, and therefore, court may grant his bail till final verdict in this case.

Earlier, investigation officer has submitted first information report before the court and informed that preliminary inquiry into the matter has revealed that the above mentioned suspects involved in preparing fake PRCs in the name of overseas Pakistani as importers and have tried to get clearance of used Toyota Passo, used Suzuki Wagon R, used Suzuki Alto and others on fake proceeds realization certificates which is in serious violation of the mandatory provisions of law and procedure.

He further said that suspects and their associates have contravened the provision of section 32 (1) 32(A) (a) and 192 read with section 3, 6 and 36 of Sales Tax Act 1990 and other related laws, the accused customs agent namely Shaharyar Ahmed, of M/s CGA Logistics, Karachi who has been instrumental in the commission of aforesaid crime has been arrested and a notice under section 171 of the customs act, 1969 has been served upon him.