IPL 2020. Pandya, who had flown into Mumbai in a chartered industrial Indigo plane was reportedly carrying three-four watches of high-end manufacturers, together with watches introduced to him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for successful the IPL.
Krunal Pandya Stopped by DRI at Mumbai Airport Over Suspicion of Possessing Undisclosed Gold
“Pandya was detained and luxury watches were found. As the case is small by DRI standards and also as it is a non-recurring type, it is being handed over to Airport Customs by DRI, as per normal practice,” a senior DRI officer was quoted as saying by the nationwide each day.
The report, quoting a supply, additionally said that Pandya was being watched by DRI for some time owing to his ‘behavior of flashing expensive watches in his social media posts, primarily on Instagram’.
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He was returning to India after IPL 2020, which Mumbai Indians gained for his or her fifth title. The allrounder had hit the successful run within the event, the place he total made 109 runs from 12 innings and picked up 6 wickets. According to IANS sources, he had reportedly made purchases of valuables, together with gold chains, totaling an enormous quantity, which was thought-about a lot above the permissible limits as per Indian legal guidelines.
After this was dropped at his discover, Pandya admitted that he was unaware of the foundations, apologised, and even agreed to pay the penalties on the identical. He additional assured that he wouldn’t repeat the error after which the DRI allowed him to depart.