KARACHI: Mohammad Abdullah Shaikh s/o Mohammad Akbar has filed a petition with the Court of District & Sessions Judge praying to lodge an FIR against Superintendent SIU Dost Muhammad, as Abdullah has apprehension of illegal arrest.
Mohammad Abdullah Shaikh s/o Mohammad Akbar is a habitual offender and wanted in several cases of fiscal fraud and revenue evasion by the Customs authorities.
Abdullah noted in its application that he is partner and clearing agent of M/s Steel vision, Export Promotion Zone. He noted that officials of Directorate of Customs Intelligence & Investigation had arrested him on the directions of Superintendent Dost Muhammad, who in the court misstated that the petitioner was not arrested. It may be mentioned here that in one of the cases, Court had barred Customs from any coercive action against the petitioner.
However, Customs Intelligence had arrested Abdullah in a completely separate case. It may be mentioned here that Customs authorities as per the powers conferred under Customs Ordinance, 1969 can detain and arrest suspects of fraud and revenue evasion.
The Court accepted the application and fixed hearing in this regard.
It may be mentioned here that M/s Steel Vision is involved in a mega scam at Export Promotion Zone, wherein huge loss was inflicted on to the national exchequer.
It may be mentioned here that the officers of Customs Intelligence Karachi particularly an Assistant Collector are trying to protect Mohammad Abdullah and destroy the case prepared by Dost Muhammad. Sources said a certain officer who was earlier posted at Export Promotion Zone (EPZ) was involved with accused Abdullah in EPZ scam. [the_ad id=”32940″]