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In these facts and circumstances, we are of the opinion that refusal by the respondent- authorities to give copies of the documents to the Petitioner which are seized under Panchanama dated 9/10 January 2019 is not justifiable and the Petitioner is entitled to the mandatory direction as prayed for.

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Goods in Transit — The Petitioner sought a direction to the Respondents to hand over copies of the documents seized. The scheme of Section 67, more particularly sub-section (5) thereof, suggests that as far as copies of the documents so seized, a person from whose custody such documents have been seized will have right to get the copies thereof. Refusal to give copies of the documents to the Petitioner which are seized under Panchanama is not justifiable. Thus, Court issued a mandamus to the respondent- authorities to furnish copies of the documents seized under Panchanama within two weeks. — High Ground Enterprises Ltd. Vs. Union of India (Through The Secretary, Ministry of Law And Justice, Office of The Directorate General of GST Intelligence, Mumbai Zonal Unit [2019] 15 TAXLOK.COM 048 (Bombay)