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LHC disposes of petition by SM Foods seeking quashing of FIR

LHC disposes of petition by SM Foods seeking quashing of FIR

MULTAN: The Multan bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has disposed of a petition filed by Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration of imported goods from Austria.

The quashing of the FIR filed by the Saim Mobeen Food Company in case of mis-declaration in the import of iron rods used in the baking of biscuits was disposed of by the LHC.

As per details, a writ petition was filed by owner Chaudhry Zulfiqar Anjum and manager Waseem Shehzad in the court against the case registered by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation.

The writ petition No 11166/2014 was disposed of due to insufficient evidence. The petitioners were of the view that they have filed a correct declaration and Customs Intelligence and Investigation have lodged a baseless FIR against them.

The Customs Intelligence and Investigation presented evidence against Saim Mobeen Food Company and on the basis of which the court decided to dispose of their writ petition for quashing of the FIR.

Now the Customs Intelligence and Investigation has submitted a challan against them in the court and moreover, the collector of customs adjudication has also issued a notice to the company in case of mis-declaration of steel iron rods. The FBR has also been investigating tax returns filed by the company due to the reason of tax evasion in the past few years.

FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa also directed investigator Hafiz Jamil Owaisi to present a comprehensive report of tax evasion of Rs 70 billion by SM Foods.

While talking exclusively with Customs Today, Saim Mobeen Food Company Manager Waseem Shehzad said that they were not involved in tax evasion of Rs 70 billion and chairman was misguided by some media officials.