Hardik Pandya has rebutted reports that claim two wristwatches worth five crores. It was confiscated from him at the Mumbai airport upon his arrival from Dubai. He clarified that he approached voluntarily. Customs counter at the airport to declare the items he brought. And you must pay for the required service. Hardik went on to say that the true value of watches is unknown. Not five crores, but one-and-a-half crores. A report by ABP on Monday had said that two of Hardik Pandya’s watches. It had been seized by customs officials. The reason was that the stylish all-rounder could not produce. Also, in the invoices for the watches. He also didn’t declare these watches as custom items. When asked by customs officers at Mumbai airport.
Hardik Pandya took to his Twitter account to deny all the ‘wrong perceptions. Hardik tweeted that he himself walked to customs to pay duty on the watches he bought from Dubai. While confirming that he submitted all the requirements. Also, the purchase documents to the customs department. And then Pandya cited that he is a law-abiding citizen of the country.
Hardik Pandya posted on Twitter
“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,” Pandya said.
Lastly, Pandya divulged that he had ‘lawfully’ purchased. All the articles and was ready to pay whatever duties needed to be paid. And concluded his affirmation by verifying that the actual cost of the watch. It is approximately ₹1.5 crores and not five crores.
“The cost of the watch is approximately ₹ 1.5 crore and not ₹ 5 crores as per the rumors floating around on social media. I’m a law-abiding citizen of the country and I respect all government agencies. I’ve received all the cooperation from the Mumbai customs department and I’ve assured my full cooperation to them,” Pandya said.