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FIA seeks records of 1,763 seized mobile phones from FBR

FIA seeks records of 1,763 seized mobile phones from FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sought records of 1,763 confiscated mobile phones from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) till May 24.

Sources said that these mobile phones had allegedly been sold to CSD. The FIA has requested the FBR to provide the record to the office of Assistant Director Muhammad Aman Ullah Khan to comply with the court order.

The Lahore High Court in criminal case No 211642 of 2018 vide order dated 14 May 2018 has ordered to expeditiously finalise the inquiry against the Customs Intelligence officers.

Documents stated that the subject inquiry is under probe at this agency regarding corruption embezzlement/misappropriations of millions of rupees by the staff of Customs Intelligence and Investigation regarding the State Warehouse, Allama Iqbal Town.

In response, vide officer letter No.C.No II(SWH) Disp dated 19 January 2018, it was informed that as per FBR Islamabad’ letter dated 19 March 2018, field formation had been restrained from providing information directly to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Chief Management Islamabad was nominated as focal person to provide the record.

The Chief Management Customs Islamabad was requested vide this office letter dated 22 January 2018 and subsequent letter dated 30 January 2018 to provide the requisite record.

In response, the secretary (Mgt Customs-III) on February 9, 2018, requested the DG customs Intelligence FBR to provide the relevant information and assistance to FIA.