Hardik Pandya Clarifies On 'Rs 5 Crore Watch Seized' By Airport Customs

Hardik Pandya Clarifies On 'Rs 5 Crore Watch Seized' By Airport Customs

Newsdesk |
November 16, 2021

Cricketer Hardik Pandya on Tuesday refuted reports that claimed two wrist watches worth ₹ 5 crore were seized from him at the Mumbai airport on his return from Dubai, saying that only one watch worth ₹ 1.5 crore had been taken for "proper valuation".

New Delhi, 16 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV, A report by news agency ANI on Tuesday had said that two watches were seized by the Customs Department on Sunday night because Mr Pandya allegedly did not have a bill for them. Denying the charges, Mr Pandya posted a statement on Twitter saying, "I voluntarily went to Mumbai airport customs counter to declare the items brought by me and pay the requisite customs duty. Wrong perceptions have been floating around on social media regarding my declaration to customs at Mumbai airport, and I would like to clarify about what transpired." "I had voluntarily declared all the items that I'd lawfully purchased from Dubai and was ready to pay whatever duties that needed to be paid. As a matter of fact, the customs department had asked for all purchase documents which were submitted; however customs is doing proper valuation for duty which I've already confirmed to pay," he said.

Source - NDTV


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