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2016 (4) TMI 972 - CESTAT CHENNAI

2016 (4) TMI 972 - CESTAT CHENNAI - TMI - Leviability of duty - Unaccounted goods found - Clearance of goods supported by invoices but not appearing in statutory record - lapse by the appellant to record the clearance - appears to be for preventable reason in absence of any enquiry and contrary evidence discarding absence of Excise Clerk came to record - Held that:- Revenue did not interrogate the Excise Clerk to find the truth. Had there been examination of the Excise Clerk, there would have be .....

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mption fine also.

Imposition of penalty - Held that:- there was unaccounting of the transactions for preventable reasons. Preliminary statement recorded from the appellant when discloses unassailable conduct of the appellant, there should be no penalty at all. - Decided in favour of appellant - E/42279/2014 and E/42280/2014 - FINAL ORDER NOs.40513-40514/2016 - Dated:- 24-3-2016 - SHRI D.N. PANDA, JUDICIAL MEMBER For the Appellant : Shri S. Durairaj, Adv. For the Respondent : Shri B. B .....

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on of Revenue was that the goods were found unaccounted whereby Revenue has been prejudiced. 1.2 So far as the first allegation is concerned, it was submitted by the appellant that there was involvement duty element of ₹ 1,94,902/- and in the second allegation, duty element involved was ₹ 1,98,254/- as appearing at page 8 of the order in original. 1.3 Explaining the conduct of the appellant, learned counsel says that there was no evidence at all found by Adjudicating Authority or by .....

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e questions put by the investigation. It was again reiterated in another answer that the mistake committed was without any intention to cause evasion. When a detailed enquiry was made, nothing came against the appellant to substantiate that the first allegation has any merit to stand since the goods had not moved without any duty paying documents accompanied to that. Appellant had also discharged the tax liability thereon. 1.4 So far as the second allegation is concerned, it was submitted by the .....

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d be no duty liability, confiscation nor redemption fine. So also, there should be no penalty an any count of the allegations. 2. Revenue on the other hand says that not only investigation result but also a detailed enquiry made during adjudication brought out conduct of the appellant as to no accounting of the transactions. Therefore, the appellant has to suffer the adjudication consequences. 3. Heard both sides and perused the records. 4. The detailed evidence recorded by the Adjudication Auth .....

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