SHC issues pre-admission notice in petition by Rock Mars Industries Pvt Limited

KARACHI: Pre-admission notices were issued for Sept 25 to respondent custom officials including Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations in a petition filed by Rock Mars Industries Private Limited which maintains that it imported parts of LED television sets.

A counsel from Franklin Law Associates appearing for the petitioner company submitted that Directorate of Intelligence and Investigations gave verbal directions to the collectorate concerned for not releasing the consignment or apply Valuation Ruling  1089 of 2017 dated 17-3-2017. The counsel submitted that this VR applies on complete LED TVs. He futher submitted that DIT has no jurisdiction to interfere in assessment proceedings unless consignment is out of charge.

The bench after initial hearing while ordering issuance of pre-admission notices to respondent officials asked them “to conduct themselves strictly according to law” and also to file comments by next date of hearing. The bench also asked the respondents to process the Goods Declaration of the petitioner as per law and restrained them from any coercive action against petitioner till Sept 25.

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