KARACHI: MCC Appraisement East has recovered Rs5 million, as made progress is made in the ongoing investigations pertaining to the fraudulent removal of auction goods from Pak Shaheen Container Terminal.

Customs had arrested one Zaki known to be the front man in this high profile case. Zaki informed the Customs authorities that he had received Rs5 million to organize the scam in connivance with Pak Shaheen Container Yard.

MCC Appraisement East has lodged an FIR against several accused including Pak Shaheen Container Terminal for delivering auction goods on the basis of fake and forged documents prepared through forgery of signatures.

Additional Collector Afzal Wattoo had informed Collector Nadeem Memon about discrepancies regarding auction goods. Collector Nadeem Memon then advised Additional Collector Rizwan Bashir, Deputy Collector Rana Arsalan and Principal Appraiser Ibrahim Khan to investigate the issue.

Accused Muhammad Zaki s/o Islam-ud-Din, Adeel Ahmed s/o Rasheed Ahmed and Meer Rizwan All with active connivance of owner/directors of M/s Pak Shaheen Container Yard and others took delivery of auction lots on fake and fabricated auction documents.

In has been learnt that accused Meer Rizwan took delivery of auction lots  with the active connivance and abetment of management and concerned staff of Pak Shaheen Container Yard by presenting fake, forged and fabricated documents including forged signatures removed three auction lots without completion of auction proceedings bypassing relevant law

Besides forged and fabricated Delivery Orders, forged bank challans and Certificate were also prepared for these auction lots by the accused.

The illegal delivery was given by Pak Shaheen Container Yard in connivance of aforementioned accused persons on bogus auction documents. The value of illegally removed auction lots was Rs12.13 million.