KARACHI: Abdul Samad, employee of a shipping agent firm M/s Rapid Shipping & Cargo, accused of providing doubtful Bill of Lading was admitted to bail by Special Court for Custom, Excise & Taxation, Karachi.
Muhammad Siddiq Zia advocate appeared for the accused and argued that accused was being summoned by the Investigating Officer and arrest of applicant is apprehended. He submitted that the law firm has asked the IO that what are the documents required and what is the reason for summoning him.
The counsel also referred to the interim challsn submitted in this case in which it was stated that applicant is reluctant to appear before the IO giving rise to the presumption that he is involved in instant case wherein the importer M/s Muhammadi Enterprise, and Custom Clearing Agent filed a House Bill and Master BL in respect of five containers of Dinner Sets from China.
The MCC West alleges that BLs bears two different dates 17_5_2022 and 29-5-2022 and this was managed to avoid implication of SRO 598/2022 under which import of luxury items was banned and item in these containers was not importable.
The custom lodged the FIR and arrested two persons while Mailk Islam,main importer is shown as absconder in the case.