KARACHI: The Customs Court directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against M/s Mohammad Trading Company, Muhammad Ismail of M/s Khalid Sanitary Supplier and Tariq Ghanchi, partner/owner of M/s Iqra Enterprises, who were booked in a case of tax evasion of Rs142.08 million.
On May 13, 2019, investigation officer of Appraisement West informed the court that an information was received to the effect that consignments of ceramic/porcelain tiles imported have been removed illegally from the warehouse without payment of customs duty and other leviable taxes, with the active connivance of the staff of bonded warehouse, importers and their accomplices.
He further submitted that during the search and checking of record, it was detected that consignments of tiles of aforesaid importers warehoused in the bonded warehouse and 267523 SMQ were found illegally removed from the warehouse without payment of leviable duty and taxes amounting to Rs151 million.
He further said that during the investigation, it was established that aforesaid importers have illegally removed bonded goods evading thereby leviable duty and taxes to the tune of Rs142.08 million. He argued that investigation is underway and progress report would be submitted on next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, case was registered for violation of 32, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 94, 97, 98, 104, 107, 111, 116 and 192 of the Customs Act, 1969 and other relevant section and laws.