2022 (11) TMI 441 - HC - Customs
Smuggling - Gold - petitioner had not made any declaration or sought permission for the import of the gold - Confiscation - penalty - HELD THAT:- The Authorities have been more than liberal in deciding the revision application. While confirming the facts in question, the Government has set aside the confiscation of the gold and has permitted redemption for re-export on payment of redemption fine of Rs.20,00,00/- under Section 125 of the Act. The penalty imposed has also been reduced to a sum of Rs.4,00,000/- and the penalty of a sum of Rs.10,000/-, under Section 114AA, was set aside.
No justification is made out for intervention in the impugned order and, in fact, learned counsel for the petitioner, fairly, restricts his plea to leniency. In light of the fact that the petitioner has, admittedly, brought in gold without either a declaration or a permit, there is no avenue to intervene in the impugned order, particularly seeing as the order is discretionary one and no error, much less perversity, is made out in the same.
There is no merit in this writ petition - Petition dismissed.