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2023 (2) TMI 284 - AT - Customs
Penalty u/s 112(a) of Customs Act, 1962 on steamer agent - Confiscation of vessel - evasion of duty with acts of omission and commission - HELD THAT:- There is no doubt that, in accordance with section 148 of the Customs Act, 1962, the steamer agent, as the appellant herein is, assumes full responsibility on behalf of person-incharge of conveyance for compliance with chapter VI of Customs Act, 1962. It is on record, however, that the confiscation of the said vessel for alleged violations of chapter VI of Customs Act, 1962 as well as the duty liability arising from misuse of ‘ship stores’ and ‘bunkers’ in the findings of the adjudicating authority had been set aside by the Tribunal. In such circumstances, the related act of wrong-doing urged by the Learned Authorised Representative has ceased to be and consequently there is no scope for imposition of penalty under section 112 of Customs Act, 1962 on the representative of person-in-charge of conveyance.