LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Deputy Collector Muhammad Hassan Farid has issued Order-in-Original No 230 to 233/2017 by declaring confiscation of Honda Civic (VT1) as legal.
Brief facts of the case as reported by the Superintendent Customs, Anti Smuggling Organization Lahore vide Contravention Report No 82/2017 dated 29.4.2017 that in pursuant to an information on 20.3.2017 the anti-smuggling staff as mentioned above intercepted a Honda Civic (VTI) car bearing registration plate number LZR-261 near Punjab College, Canal Road, Lahore. The person on driving seat identified himself as Sohail Anjum son of Ali Akbar Anjum New Elahi Park Miranshah, Lahore. On demand the said owner failed to provide any documentary evidence showing legal import of the said intercepted car.
The ASO team detained the vehicle under section 2 (kk) of Customs Act, 1969 for want of import document. The ASO team after registering a case against the owner forwarded the same to Customs Adjudication for further proceedings.
During proceedings a show cause notice 01/ASO-056/2016/190 dated 24.3.2017 was also issued to the said owner but the said owner did not turn up eve after a laps of sufficient time. The said car was referred to Punjab Forensic Science Agency for examination of its chassis frame. The examination shows that chassis number of the above said vehicle has not been tempered.
On the basis of above facts a show cause notice was again issued to the above mentioned owner on 16.5.2017 asking him to appear and his explain his position however, no one turned up to defend the allegations. The department representative stated that the vehicle was running without valid customs documents and came into Pakistan in breach of prohibitions and restrictions for the time beign in force after evading leviable payment of duty and taxes.
After conclusion of case hearing Deputy Collector Customs Adjudication Hassan Farid declared the seizure of detained Honda Civic car as legal.