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Anushka Questioned By Customs For Over Nine Hours, Let Off

Mumbai, Jun 28: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who was stopped at the international airport here for carrying unaccounted gold and diamond-studded jewellery and other belongings, was today let off after over nine hours of questioning,

PTI [ Updated: June 28, 2011 12:47 IST ]
anushka questioned by customs for over nine hours let off
anushka questioned by customs for over nine hours let off

Mumbai, Jun 28: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who was stopped at the international airport here for carrying unaccounted gold and diamond-studded jewellery and other belongings, was today let off after over nine hours of questioning, Customs officials said.


The actress, who landed here yesterday at 2.30 pm from the IIFA award ceremony in Toronto was let off, past midnight after questioning for more than nine hours. Her statement has been recorded and she will be called for questioning again if required, Customs Commissioner, P M Govande told PTI.

Customs officials are also verifying the documents provided by her claiming that the belongings were taken from India, he said.

The 23-year-old ‘Baand Baaja Baraat' star claimed that while going abroad, she had taken the valuables from India and had declared the goods at that time and hence need not pay the duty.

She was stopped by the Customs while passing through the green channel after she was found in possession of gold and diamond-studded jewellery and two watches collectively worth Rs 35 lakhs approximately, officials said.

Actress Minissha Lamba had been detained by the Customs in May for carrying dutiable jewellery that she had not declared while Bipasha Basu had been stopped at the airport for carrying valuables from abroad. PTI

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