Cricketer Hardik Pandya denied claims that he was detained at the Mumbai airport on his way back from Dubai with two wristwatches valued at Rs. 5 crores, stating just one watch worth Rs.1.5 crore was taken for “appropriate valuation.”
According to a report by news agency ANI on Tuesday, the Customs Department seized two watches on Sunday night since Mr. Pandya allegedly did not have a bill for them.
Mr. Pandya, in a message on Twitter, denied the allegations, stating, “I went to the Mumbai airport customs counter on my own initiative to report the products I had brought and pay the necessary customs duty. Wrong impressions about my customs declaration at Mumbai airport have been circulating on social media, and I’d want to explain.”
“I’d voluntarily declared all of the products I’d legitimately purchased in Dubai and was prepared to pay any customs owed. In truth, the customs department had requested all purchase documentation, which had been provided; nonetheless, customs is completing a suitable value for duty, which I have already agreed to pay “He expressed himself.
“According to rumors circulating on social media, the watch costs roughly 1.5 crores, not 5 crores. I am a law-abiding person who holds all government institutions in high regard. I’ve received full cooperation from the Mumbai customs department, and I’ve informed them that I’ll give them any genuine paperwork they require to resolve this situation. All claims that I have crossed any legal lines are completely false “He went on to say