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IHC seeks record of cases involving Customs Intelligence & Investigation

IHC seeks record of cases involving Customs Intelligence & Investigation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed parties to submit record in cases involving Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation, and Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenue and dated in office the hearing during recent week.

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan heard the matter and issued directives. The bench had earlier relisted the cases, including the one filed by M/s Awan CNG Re-Filling Corporation (Private) Limited. The company had filed cases against Collectorate of Customs.

The bench had also dated in office hearing of matters filed by DG Intelligence and Investigation against Malik Muhammad Ajmal Khan. M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had filed case against ATIR and customs department. M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had filed case against ATIR and customs department.

M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had challenged the act of recovery of said amount by Commissioner Inland Revenue of Large Taxpayer’s Unit, Islamabad.

ATIR was also made respondent in the case as the tribunal had sustained departmental decision regarding issuance of show cause notice and demand of recovery of outstanding tax amount in head of federal excise duty.

M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had prayed the court that FBR office had issued a recovery notice to the company which did not hold lawful grounds.

The appellant had prayed the court to declare the act as illegal and without any lawful authority and an interim stay may be granted against recovery proceedings.

M/s Comfort Sales Corporation had also mentioned that departmental obligations were not met amid processing the notice of recovery demand while later the adjudication did not address grievances of the appellant.