‘Unaccounted’ chemical drums arrive from Pakistan in Samjhauta
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Customs officials at Attari launched investigations Thursday into a case where as many as 28 drums carrying chemicals reached India through parcel bogies attached with Samjhauta Express without there being any record of such import consignment from Pakistan.
A custom official said that an exporter from India claimed that the consignment was sent to Pakistan and "could not be off loaded there mistakenly due to some power failure" and the returning bogies brought the consignment back.
Requesting anonymity, a customs official said that though the importer from Pakistan too claimed that the consignment could not be off loaded in Pakistan by mistake, the Customs department has launched a probe into the matter.
The official said that though the seals from Indian side were intact on the drums, sampling would be done to ascertain if it was the same chemical that was exported to Pakistan.
The official said the chemical drums were tagged as USEZ989. "The consignment belonged to Haryana Leather Chemicals and the chemical in the consignment is used in the leather industry. We have detained the drums and further investigations are on," the official added.
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