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Customs Tribunal accepts appeal of Customs Dept, rejects complaint of Nawab Gull

Customs Tribunal accepts appeal of Customs Dept, rejects complaint of Nawab Gull

LAHORE: The Customs Appellate Tribunal has set aside the Order-In-Original in a case filed by the Director, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Lahore, against Nawab Gull, a resident of Peshawar. The appeal, filed by Nawab Gull against the Director, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation-FBR Lahore, has been dismissed.

Justice (Retd) Malik Manzoor Hussain, Chairman Customs Appellate Tribunal, heard the case in details and passed the judgment that the appeal, filed by the department, is allowed and the order, passed by the earlier forum, is set aside and the appeal, filed by the claimant of the bus, is dismissed.

As per brief history of the case, on the information, the staff of the Intelligence and Investigation Lahore stopped a bus near Sheikhupura and found foreign origin goods which were being smuggled from Peshawar into Lahore.

After completing all the legal formalities, a case was referred to the adjudication collectorate and said to the collectorate to pass the order after hearing the parties whereby goods were released on the payment of duties and taxes levied thereon along with the redemption fine equal to 20 percent of the assessed value. The bus was released on the payment of redemption fine of Rs 100000.

Feeling dissatisfied with the order, the department filed a case before the learned counsel who heard the case in details. The case was adjourned twice however the required record was provided and placed in the file.

After the perusal of all the record and hearing complete arguments from the appellant as well as respondent, the Customs Appellate Tribunal decided the case with the remarks that the appeal, filed by the department, is allowed, and the order set aside, and the appeal, filed by the claimant, is dismissed.