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NAB Court seeks charge sheet against suspects in tax refunds scam

NAB Court seeks charge sheet against suspects in tax refunds scam

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Court has directed the investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against suspects namely Luqman Javed and Abdul Hameed Agar, who were booked in a case of illegal sales tax refunds and causing losses to the national exchequer to the tune of Rs 120 million.

During the hearing, the investigation officer sought more time to submit charge sheet, therefore, the court granted him time and adjourned the matter.

On the last date of hearing, the investigation officer had produced the suspects before the NAB court and informed that the suspects were arrested from different areas of Karachi, who are beneficiaries of illegal sales tax refunds and nominated in a reference in which DC FBR Abdul Rauf Nasir was arrested on October 25, 2017.

He further informed the court that accused persons are receivers of proceeds of offence they committed by managing tax refunds on the basis of fake and bogus invoices, incurring loss of Rs120 million in connivance with other accused persons.

After the hearing, court had sent them to jail and directed investigation officer to complete investigation and submit charge sheet against them within reasonable period.