Actress Minissha Lamba slapped with Rs 4lc penalty

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Mumbai, Dec 17: Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba, who was detained in Mumbai airport for carrying gold and diamond jewellery worth over Rs 50 lakh, has been asked to pay a penalty of Rs 4 lakh for evasion of duty on the jewelry and dutiable goods.

The actress has to pay Rs 3 lakh fine, Rs 95,000 as penalty to claim the jewellery which she brought while returning from Cannes Film Festival in May 2011.

Ms Lamba also has to pay an additional penalty of Rs 10,000 on other goods (branded bags and shoes), customs joint commissioner, RP Khandelwal informed in an order dated Dec 8, 2011.

Ms Lamba's woes at airports did not end here. Later in Oct 2011, she was impounded by an officer at the Dubai International Airport in addition to being threatened that she will be deported.

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