2. It has been decided to amend Para 6 of the aforesaid Circular to include Gold among items in relation to which prosecution may preferably be launched immediately after issuance of show cause notice. Accordingly, the Para 6 of the existing guidelines shall be substituted as follows:
"Stage for launching of prosecution: Normally, prosecution may be launched immediately on completion of adjudication proceedings. However, prosecution in respect of cases involving offences relating to items i.e. Gold, FICN, arms, ammunitions and explosives, antiques, art treasures, wild life items and endangered species of flora and fauna may preferably be launched immediately after issuance of show cause notice”
3. The Principal Chief/Chief Commissioners, Principal Directors General/ /Director Generals and Principal Commissioners/Commissioners are hereby requested to circulate the present amendment to the existing prosecution guidelines to all the formations under their charge. Difficulties, if any, in implementation of the aforesaid guidelines may be brought to the notice of the Board.