Couple with 6kg gold jewelry detained at Varanasi airport

VARANASI: A team of income tax officials detained a couple carrying six kg of jewellery at on Tuesday morning after they failed to produce relevant documents.
According to reports, the couple reached the airport from Mumbai on a morning flight. Acting on a tip-off, a team of three IT officials stopped them. Upon checking of their luggage, six kg of gold jewellery was found.

Later, both of them were taken to VIP lounge where they claimed that they were bringing the jewellery for a new shop they were about to open in on March 22. They claimed that the jewellery was genuine and they would produce necessary documents in its support.

Additional director (investigation) IT, said that the couple had been given time to produce the documents, failing which appropriate legal action will be taken against them.

The investigation of IT team continued till late evening.

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