Unaccounted jewellery worth Rs 68 lakh seized in TN airport

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Chennai, Jun 27 (UNI) Income Tax Officials seized unaccounted jewellery worth Rs 68 lakh, weighing about seven kg, from a passenger who arrived from Ahmedabad at the domestic airport here last night.

Airport sources said acting on information, IT sleuths checked the baggage of the passengers who arrived here by a Spicejet flight from Ahmedabad.

Upon screening the suitcase of Ramdev (53), the officials found jewellery worth Rs 68.6 lakh. On interrogation, he said he was a jewellery broker based in Ahmedabad and had brought the jewellery for selling in some reputed shops in the city.

However, he did not have any document to substantiate his claim.

After extensive interrogations all through the night at the airport here, he was taken to the IT headquarters in the city for further questioning.

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