Department of Revenue Investigation. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The Department of Revenue Investigation has filed cases against traders involved in misappropriation of foreign exchange by sending money illegally for the payment of goods imported by evading customs duty.
The Department has charged the proprietors of JSS Mobile Collection and Services Pvt Ltd and Shree Shyam Impex, Mohan Bansal and Govinda Bansal, respectively, of misappropriating foreign exchange equivalent to Rs 859 million 522 thousand.
Department’s director general Dirgha Raj Mainali said cases have been filed against the two traders at the Kathmandu District Court on Wednesday, seeking to realise the amount misappropriated, a fine up to three times this amount and three years imprisonment.
The Department said it is found during investigation that various foreign-made goods including mobiles and memory cards had been smuggled in through JSS Mobile Collection and Services Pvt Ltd and Shyam Impex without paying the customs’ duty, from time to time, and they were illegally sold. RSS