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Minissha Lamba fined Rs 4L for Duty Evasion

Minissha Lamba fined Rs 4L for Duty Evasion

The customs department has imposed a penalty on actor Minissha Lamba for evasion of duty on the jewelry and dutiable goods she carried on her return from Cannes in May.

In an order dated December 8, customs joint commissioner R P Khandelwal has asked Lamba to pay Rs 3 lakh fine, Rs 95,000 as penalty and applicable duty to claim the jewellery worth Rs 31.32 lakh. Lamba has been asked to pay an additional penalty of Rs 10,000 on other goods like branded bags and shoes.

Her lawyer Sujay Kantawala said he would appeal before the commissioner.

On May 18, customs department stopped the actor at the airport. The department in its order said that there were "factual inaccuracies" in her claim.

Lamba said the display of the jewellery at the film festival would be an advertisement for the jewellers.

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