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Customs judge remands 3 in fake ‘E’ form case

Customs judge remands 3 in fake ‘E’ form case

LAHORE: Customs Judge Tanveer Akbar sent three accused on a two-day remand for using fake ‘E’ form for foreign exchange on export in separate cases on Thursday.

The court, accepting request of the customs investigation officer, granted remand of three accused, including clearing agents M Rashid, Nadeem and Wasim of Shipping and Freight Forwarders, on their alleged involvement in using fake ‘E’ form for exports of $12,192 and $34,600.

Customs officials alleged that Jamaludin & Sons — through New See Line International Customs Clearing Agents — entered a consignment of 15,250 pieces of auto oil filter worth $12,192 in the Customs computer system to export to Ghana using fake E form for the consignment.

They said that the Meezan Bank Garden Town Branch, which Jamaludin and Sons mentioned in the consignment, informed in written that the accused had never open an account with the bank.

Customs authorities said that the accused deliberately violated Customs Act 1969 and Foreign Exchange Regulation Act 1947, inflicting heavy losses on the national exchequer.

In another case, customs authorities accused exporter Shehanshah Traders of using fake ‘E’ form by mentioning $34,600 export amount.