Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba
was reportedly detained by the
custom officials at the Mumbai International Airport on Wednesday!
Apparently, the actress had not declared the gold and diamond jewelery
accompanied her. When found, she claimed that the high-valued items
did not belong to her. She was said to have been carrying ornaments
worth over 50 Lakhs.
When questioned about her
non-declaration of the jewelery found in her possession, the lass
claimed that she was unaware of the procedure requiring her to declare
any accompanying jewelery. Minissha, who walked the prestigious red
carpet at Cannes, stated that the valuables were handed over to her by a
certain jewelery brand in lieu of promotional purposes at Cannes, hence
admitting that the ornaments were not her own.
actress, who landed at the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport at
Mumbai, from her visit to the Cannes Film Festival, was said to have
been questioned for a painstaking 16 hours, after which she was allowed
to leave after her official statement was recorded. She is likely to be
called in for a second round of interrogation in a couple of days.
Action is yet to be taken against young diva, after a verification of her statement.
Carelessness, ignorance or crime, here's hoping that Minissha can wriggle her way out of this one!