Importer, agent booked for defrauding exchequer

KARACHI: MCC Appraisement West has lodged an FIR against proprietor of M/s Rainbow Industries, Karachi and partners of M/s Danyal Agencies and one Malik Ehsan for under-declaring the weight of consignment through fake documents to evade government revenue.

Information was received that M/s Rainbow Enterprises in connivance of agent M/s Danyal Agencies and other accomplices cleared the consignments of old and used machinery and other goods/scrap by presenting forged and fabricated weighment certificates to conceal the actual weight/quantity with the intention to evade duty and taxes.

In order to confirm the veracity of the information, scrutiny of previously cleared consignments by accused persons was carried out. The copies of the original weighment certificates provided by the importer/agent were tallied with the original weightment certificates collected from M/s Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT).

Scrutiny of the same reveals that the importer Adnan in connivance with their Customs House agent and other accomplices to be ascertained during investigation has been involved while submitting forged and fabricated weightment certificates and have therefore, concealed the weight, which resulted into loss of duty and taxes amounting to Rs1.02 million to the Government exchequer.

FIR is lodged accordingly and indepth investigation has been initiated.

The information was received by Dr. Fareed Iqbal Qureshi and Deputy Collector R&D Rana Aftab, Principal Appraiser Abdul Qayyum pursued the case.

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