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Mis-declaration: Customs court approves charge sheet against M/s Chief Enterprises
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Mis-declaration: Customs court approves charge sheet against M/s Chief Enterprises

KARACHI: The Customs Court approved interim charge sheet against Mansoor Raza of M/s Chief Enterprises and others, who were nominated in first information report (FIR) for mis-declaration and fiscal fraud through submission of fake, fabricated and false documents aimed at availing inadmissible exemptions of 5th schedule-11, to the sales tax act, 1990, causing huge loss to the government exchequer.

On 3 March 2021, during the hearing, investigation officer of Intelligence & Investigation-FBR submitted interim charge sheet and informed the court that during the investigation, it has been established without any shadow of doubt that above mentioned importer in active and engineered connivance and collusion  with other associates-crime have indulged in deliberate and engineered mis-declaration, fiscal fraud through submission of fake, fabricate and false document and claiming inadmissible exemptions under 5th Schedule part-I ICI, to the customs act, 1969 and 6th schedule-113, to the sales tax act, 1990 to evade duty and taxes amounting to Rs. 2,228,227.

He submitted that other consignments got cleared b M/s Chief Enterprises previously are also being scrutinized by this directorate to take necessary action therein too in accordance with law, role of Nazim Raza in process of clearance of the goods declaration in WeBOC system, which is duly recorded therein, will also be ascertained during the course of investigation.

After the hearing, the court takes charge sheet on court record and directs him to complete investigation and submit final charge sheet.