KARACHI: MCC Appraisement West has submitted the Challan before the Court pertaining to the mega-case of revenue evasion through mis-declaration of description, weight, quantity, value and origin.

Customs MCC Appraisement West had lodged an FIR against M/s. RIZ Green Industries, Waheed Anwar S/o. Muhammad Anwar and Raja Nusrat Nawaz S/o. Raja Rab Nawaz and Gulshad Ahmed S/o Abdul Hameed of M/s. Shafaay International for mis-declaration of description, weight, quantity, value and origin.

On the instructions of Chairman FBR Asim Ahmed, prosecution is being strengthen so that the culprits wouldn’t get away. Dubai Police and Dubai Customs have also initiated investigations against the accused.

The Deputy Director of Sindh EPA is absconding, and has not joined the investigation despite several notifications. Sources said that Rs4.4 million was received by Sindh EPA Deputy Director for issuing the fake certificate.

MCC Appraisement West has summoned Deputy Director (Lab), Sindh EPA to join the investigation proceeding of the case pertaining to import of high tariff and restricted goods in the garb of used tyres.

Investigating Officer Mujahid Iqbal is conducting an inquiry in case against illegal import of high tariff and restricted/banned goods in the garb of used tyre scrap by M/s Riz Green Industries.

During course of investigation, it transpired that accused Waheed Anwar S/o Muhammad Anwar and Ali Asad Rizvi, the proprietors of M/s Riz Green Industries approached Sindh EPA for managing fake/fabricated EPA Certificate in respect to Riz Green Industries.

The attempt of the accused cited above for smuggling of high tariff/restricted/banned goods worth Rs70 million on the basis of EPA documents which have already been declared as fake and fabricated by Sindh Environmental Protection Agency, Government of Sindh has been foiled and criminal proceedings are underway against the culprits of the case.

New Collector Sanaullah Abro and Chief collector Ashad Jawad are monitoring the investigations of the case. A high profile team led by Investigating Officer Mujahid is conducting the investigations in a very scientific manner. Sources said that the authorities have identified the actual owner of the goods, but substantial evidence are still concealed, as the main accused Furqan is still absconding. Efforts are being made for his arrest and following that the actual owner of goods will also be arrested. Furqan and his three more brothers including Rehan, are the front runners of this entire scam.

To recall, the scam was detected by former Collector Appraisement West Tahir Qureshi and his team.