Cricketer Hardik Pandya landed in trouble after officials of the Mumbai Customs Department seized two wrist watches worth ₹ 5 crore from him at the Mumbai airport on his return from Dubai, on Sunday. The Customs Department seized the luxury watches because Hardik allegedly did not have a bill for them.
Reports emerge that the cost of the watches was Rs 5 crores, however, 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.