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Court seeks progress report against M/s ZR Corp in hot rolled steel sheets case

Court seeks progress report against M/s ZR Corp in hot rolled steel sheets case

KARACHI: The Customs Court sought charge sheet against suspects namely Zubair Abdul Aziz (reportedly dead) therefore his legal heirs and inherent owner of M/s ZR Corporation and others, who were nominated in a case of illegal removal of hot rolled steel sheets in coils of prime quality.

On April 29, 2019, investigation officer of Customs Appraisement East submitted another first information report against suspects and informed the court that on an actionable information, a team of customs department visited at SITE area premises of the warehouse namely M/s General Services and found Nadeem (record keeper) of the warehouse and Amin Zikar the manager of the warehouse available in the office.

He further informed the court that during the raid, both suspects failed to present/show the goods and they categorically confirmed that the goods weighing 2698155 kilograms kept in warehouse against four goods declarations are not available in the warehouse, and they did not show the corresponding ex-bond GDs thereof, meaning thereby the iron steel coils/sheets weighing 2698155 kilograms have been removed from the warehouse illegally without payment of leviable customs duties & others taxes.

He submitted that first information report has been registered and investigation is underway, therefore, suspects will be produced before the court when arrested.

After the hearing, court took FIR into its record and directed him to complete investigation and submit charge sheet on next date of hearing.