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Dixons Cargo Consolidators Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Customs (High Court Bombay)

Dixons Cargo Consolidators Pvt. Ltd. Vs Commissioner Of Customs (High Court Bombay) The impugned orders passed by the Tribunal in excise appeals before us relate to and arise out of disputes relating to manufacture of excisable goods which have taken place at Nagpur. Therefore, the Excise Appeal Nos. 28 of 2017 and 105 of 2017 before [&h...

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Goods cannot be treated as Smuggled for mere non-maintenance of books

Union of India Vs Imtiaz Iqbal Pothiwala (Bombay High Court)

UOI Vs Imtiaz Iqbal Pothiwala (Bombay High Court) We are of the view that in the absence of evidence in the form of regular Books of Account, Registration under the Income Tax and Sales Tax, etc., cannot ispo­facto lead to the conclusion that the seized gold bars, are smuggled gold bars. These may lead to proceedings for […]...

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AO cannot reject transaction value declared in Bills of Entry without giving reasons: SC

Commissioner Of Central Excise And Service Tax Vs M/S. Sanjivani Non-Ferrous Trading Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

Commissioner Of Central Excise And Service Tax Vs M/S. Sanjivani Non-Ferrous Trading Pvt. Ltd. (Supreme Court of India) Original Authority in its Order-in-Original dated 25/03/2015 passed comments on the ground of writ petition and did not properly examine the evidence available with the department required to be examined for enhancement ...

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Highly technical equipment cannot be differentiated into smaller parts

Hindustan Aeronaurics ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Bangalore)

Hindustan Aeronaurics Ltd Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Bangalore) It is evident by the submissions of the appellant that the impugned part is not only a mere sting or wire or rope but is part of A90B100 which consists of other units. It was not correct on the part of the department to isolate a minor part […]...

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Customs Duty payable on Amazon Kindle as it is not a Dictionary

Union Of India & Anr Vs Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. (Delhi High Court)

Union Of India & Anr Vs Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. (Delhi High Court) 27. In the present case, the exemption notification was to allow import of ―electrical machines with translation or dictionary functions” at nil rate of duty. In whatever manner we interpret the said words the interpretation should not be irrational an...

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Employees can’t be Penalized if they are not benefitted by any act of Duty Evasion by Company

M/s Global Cambay Marine Service Pvt Ltd Vs C.C. (CESTAT Ahmedabad)

Employee do not have knowledge or reason to belief that goods are liable to confiscation under Section 111 of Customs Act, 1962, the penalty is not imposable on employee. ...

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Customs officers have no jurisdiction to seize goods in SEZ

Shri Imran Ahmed Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Allahabad)

We hold that the Customs officers have no jurisdiction on the appellant to seize the goods in S.E.Z. area therefore seizure of the goods in question is set aside. Consequently, no demand can be confirmed against the appellants. Therefore the confiscation of the impugned goods is also set aside....

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Additional Director of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence not entitled to invoke Section 124 of Customs Act, 1962

Navneet Kumar Vs.Union of India & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

Navneet Kumar Vs.Union of India & Ors. (Calcutta High Court) Additional Director General of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has no jurisdiction to invoke the provisions of Section 124 of the Customs Act, 1962. A notice to show cause can be issued under Section 124 of the Act of 1962 by the persons named in […]...

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Tribunal cannot Question validity of Act, Rules, Regulations & Notifications

CC, Hyderabad- Customs Vs Surya Telecom Pvt Ltd (CESTAT Hyderabad)

CC, Hyderabad- Customs Vs Surya Telecom Pvt Ltd (CESTAT Hyderabad) As a creation of law, the Tribunal cannot go beyond the law itself. The validity of the Act, Rules, Regulations and Notifications cannot be questioned or modified by the Tribunal. Only the High Courts and Supreme Court which examine the constitutionality of the laws can...

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Penalty & confiscation of Gun merely for import by a non-renowned shooter is irregular

Nishant Sanjay Ghogare Vs Commissioner of Customs (CESTAT Mumbai)

Confiscation of freely importable air gun of 0.177 by shooter on the ground that he was not a renowned shooter is irregular as the same is not in conformity with rules prescribed for such imports....

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