Krunal Pandya detained for possession of luxury watches, DRI says case handed over to Airport Customs
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Indian cricketer, Krunal Pandya, who was stopped at the Mumbai International Airport by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday over suspicion of being in possession of undisclosed gold and other valuables, while returning from UAE, was released after the DRI found some luxury watches in his luggage. The DRI handed the case to Airport Customs as per the normal practice and cited that the case was small for DRI standards and non-recurring type.
Cricketer Krunal Pandya was stopped and luxury watches were found. The case, being small for DRI standards & non-recurring type, was handed over to Airport Customs as per normal practice: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) https://t.co/67dDk9KD7e— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2020
Krunal Pandya was returning from UAE after playing the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). His franchise, Mumbai Indians, won the IPL title for the fifth time.
As per the rules, male passengers traveling to India from Dubai can carry up to only 20 grams of gold on themselves. The gold should not cost more than 50,000 rupees as a duty-free allowance. On the other hand, female passengers can carry up to 40 grams of gold jewellery which should not be more than worth Rs 1 lakh INR. As per reports, Krunal is being questioned by the DRI officials and is being asked for the official papers for extra valuables he is carrying.
Krunal had a mixed-season for MI this year as he scored 109 runs in 16 fixtures and clinched 6 wickets in the season. But he remained an integral member in MI bowling line-up and batting unit, and played some cameos in both the departments that helped his team.
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