ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday filed a petition against Ayyan Ali, seeking court’s approval to probe the financial source of $506,800 the model allegedly intended to smuggle abroad.
The FBR’s directorate of intelligence and investigation, through Superintendent Zahoor Ahmad Mughal, filed a writ petition with the Islamabad High Court (IHC), stating that Ayyan did not pay any taxes related to the aforementioned sum.
About a judgment of the customs taxation and anti-smuggling special judge dated March 30, 2016, the petitioner said whether the law provided blanket immunity as to the source of financing and whether an inquiry can be conducted to understand the real matter of fact.
It asked whether the onus of proof to establish the source of finance lied on Ayyan.
The FBR directorate said the money recovered from Ayyan was tainted unless proven otherwise. It said the challan submitted to the court of the special judge included documentary evidence that the accused had sold properties to an unknown buyer through a fake Bahria Town representative, Najeeb Haroon, on March 13, 2015.
Bahria Town’s deputy chief executive, A.R.K. Nasir, in a letter dated May 13, 2015, told the investigators that no record of the property was found and that Najeeb Haroon was not a Bahria Town representative.
The petition asked the court to set aside the special court’s order, dated March 30, and the petitioner may be granted permission to investigate offences committed under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2010.
Courtesy : Dawn News