Petition seeking return of bid money: Customs given time till May 14

KARACHI: The hearing of a petition seeking refund of 25per cent bid money was put of till May 14 by a division bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Agha Faisal as an advocate filed power to represent Customs Sukkur.

Haji Mohammad, auction purchaser of a consignment of cigarettes moved the court seeking an order for return of his bid money as according to petitioner item put in auction was changed later by custom officials. The petitioner relied on the orders of Federal Tax Ombudsman also which ordered release of items sold through auction. The petitioner is ready to pay the remaining amount if the consignment is unchanged but if it is changed petitioner is entitled to refund of 25 per cent bid money.

The bench will hear the petition now on May 14.

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