KARACHI: The Customs Court granted suspects namely Sabir Hassan, Wajid Ali, Javad Iqbal, Zahir Ali, Amin Jan, Shafiq Ahmed, Muhammad Bilal, Waqas, Ahmed Khan, Tariq, Inayat Said, Ijaz Ali, Sabir Khan, Saleem Khan, Muhsin Khan, Tausif Khan and others, booked for submission of fake/ forged payment realization certificate (PRCs)/ Encashment Certificates/ Credit Advices by the importers in sheer violation of import policy order in force read with relevant provisions of the customs act, 1969.
On 11 May 2022, during the hearing, counsel for the accused appeared before the court and informed that their clients are innocents and have been falsely implicated in this case, who are ready to face trail, therefore, court may grant their bail till judgment in this case.
Earlier, investigation officer submits before the court that during the investigation, it was confirmed that the accused persons have tried to get clearance of the vehicles on fake PRCs/ encashment certificates/ credit advices and their verification letters issued by regional/ local banks branches which is serious violation of the mandatory provisions of law and procedure.
He added that the relevant record PRCs/ encashment certificates/ credit advices letters submitted by customs agents for verification, earlier verifications by the banks and replies conforming the certificate as fake in the replies of head office of DIB Bank were seized in presence of two independent musheers against the proper musheernama under provisions of section 168 of the customs act, 1969.
He argued that, it is therefore, established that the above mentioned accused persons and their associates/ facilitator, abettor have contravened the provisions of section 16, 17, 32, 79 & 192 of the customs act, 1969, read with relevant provisions of the imports policy control act, 1950 punishable under clauses 9, 14, 46 & 86 of section 156 (i) of the customs act, 1969 read with import policy 2020.