Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined Rs 60,000 at Mumbai airport

FP Staff

May 04, 2013 14:15:23 IST

Actor Ranbir Kapoor was detained and fined by the Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU) at Mumbai's International airport on Saturday morning.

As per a Zee News report, the actor had not declared duty-free items that he was carrying with him.

The actor was intercepted when he was passing through a passage, which is strictly allowed to be used only by officials and airport staff," Sameer Wankhede, Customs Deputy Commissioner told PTI.

Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined Rs 60,000 at Mumbai airport

Kapoor was returning home from London after a film shoot when the CIU found undeclared items with him. AFP

"The actor's luggage was then checked when he was found with the branded goods such as perfumes, clothes and footwear worth about Rs One lakh which he should have declared before customs officials at the Red Channel," Wankhede said.

Passengers carrying goods or items above the permitted customs limits should go through the Red Channel after paying the customs duty, another officer said. The actor was then taken aside for an enquiry by the authorities. He seemed to be unaware about the customs rules and regulations.

"For nearly 40 minutes the actor was detained, the enquiry and the verification of goods was done following which he was fined about Rs 60,000," the officer added.

Kapoor was returning home from London after a film shoot when the CIU found undeclared items with him.

Bollywood actors Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, singer Mika Singh, Mallika Sherawat's brother Vikram Lamba are among the celebrities fined earlier for customs violations.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: May 04, 2013 16:18:56 IST