SHC puts off mis-declaration case till Dec 8

KARACHI: A customs appellate bench affording last opportunity to the counsel for Directorate of Investigations and Intelligence (DIT) put off hearing in a criminal miscelaneous application till Dec 08 here on Monday.

The application was filed by one Munaf who allegedly paid the duty and taxes from his account in a declaration filed on behalfof Jameela and company which imported a consignment comprising perfumes, body spray and cosmetics.

The DIT lodged a FIR as according to the custom officials, the perfumes were not declared in the Goods declaration.

During investigations respondent DIT nominated Munaf in the case at later stage while his name was not mentioned either in the FIR or in the charge sheet.

The applicant was not in the country at relevant time when the alleged crime was committed, the counsel appearing for Franklin Law Associates submitted that applicant was not available in the country when alleged mis-declaration was alleged. No loss or duty evasion was found instead huge sum of money was deposited in the treasury by the applicant, counsel submitted seeking exoneration of the applicant/accused.

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