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2005 (9) TMI 331 - SC - Central Excise
Whether extruded rubber profiles be classified under sub-heading 4008.29 of the Central Excise Tariff which attracted Nil rate of duty or Heading 4016.19?
Whether the extended period of limitation under proviso to Section 11A of the Act would be available or not?
Held that:- We are of the view that the CEGAT was not justified in holding that the extended period of limitation would be available to the Department for initiating the recovery proceedings under Section 11A of the Act on a finding that there was suppression of facts by the appellant. Accordingly, it was not open to the Excise authorities to invoke proviso to Section 11A of the Act and therefore, the demand of the Revenue must be restricted to six months prior to the issue of notice dated 19-10-1995 instead of five years. In view of this conclusion, it is not necessary for us to consider the question of applicability of the classification lists namely of 4008.29 and 4016.19 and the question of MODVAT facilities. Accordingly, in our opinion, CEGAT came to a wrong conclusion for wrong reasons and therefore, we allow this appeal and set aside the judgment and order of the CEGAT and restore the order of the Commissioner.