KARACHI: Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Monday admitted Arif Humayum, former Chief Executive Officer of AMI Pakistan to bail in thirteen identical FIRs against a solvent surety of rupees 50,000 in each case.
The Special Court Customs has earlier rejected the bail plea of Arif Humayun. The accused was booked by Appraisement East for being involved in the scam wherein M/s AMI Pakistan in connivance of importers and clearing agents fraudulently mis-declared the port of loading to avail certain benefits.
The investigations into the scam were conducted by a team formed by Collector Dr. Uwais Agha Jawwad and after rigorous effort the team Deputy Collector Ghulam Nabi Kamboh and Appraising Officers Shahid Ibrahim Dasti, Irshad Ahmed, Zulfiqar Zaman and Javed Khalid, unfolded various aspects of the case.
AMI Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd has been booked for committing a fraud by issuing of switch Bills of Lading in connivance with several importers, clearing agents and got cleared different goods by mis-declaring the vital information with regard to the shipper’s name, port of loading, country of origin to claim inadmissible FTA benefit and clearing banned products.
Sources told customnews.pk that M/s AMI Pakistan, which is a company of Marine Group, in connivance with importers and clearing agents switched the Bill of Lading and mis-declared the port of loading as China instead of actual countries.