Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Singer Mika Singh arrested at Mumbai airport

Singer Mika Singh arrested at Mumbai airport, released on bail

Mumbai: Bollywood singer Mika Singh was arrested at the international airport here for allegedly carrying Indian and foreign currency beyond permissible limit, customs officials said on Wednesday night. He was later released on bail, according to the latest reports.

Singh, who arrived here from Bangkok by a private airline around 7.30 pm, was intercepted by the officials.

During checking, he was found in possession of USD 12,000 and Rs 3 lakh in cash, a senior Customs official said.

As per Customs norms, Indian passengers coming from abroad and carrying over Rs 7,500 and USD 5,000 need to make declaration about the same upon arrival, he said.

The 35-year-old singer was unable to give satisfactory answers about the currency in his possession, the official said, adding his statement has been recorded.

Singh has been arrested under relevant sections of customs act, he said


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