KARACHI: Sharjeel Jamal s/o Jamaluddin has approached Customs Court praying his acquittal as there was no possibility of his conviction in the case of importing fabric by mis-declaring the vital information regarding shipper’s name and the port of loading.
In his application, Sharejeel Jamal of U Trade Logistics submitted that he is innocent and have been falsely implicated in this case.
He submitted that at the time of clearance of the consignments, the same were examined by the competent customs authorities; customs duty and taxes were paid and the same were released. At the time of examination no mis-declaration of any nature were detected.
Sharjeel submits before the court that clearing agent has no authority to examine the consignments before filing of GD and there was absolutely no evidence which could show that imported goods were Indian fabric and was imported by the importer by change of port of loading from Dubai to China.
He adds that the GD was filed in accordance with law on the basis of Invoice, packing list, bill of lading and other information provided by the importer.
The application submits that there had been no loss of duty and taxes. Moreover, the perusal of FIR suggests that the same was lodged on the basis of presumption as there was no evidence against him.
The Customs Court will hear the case on Saturday, April 02, 2016.