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Mobile phones, watches worth crores recovered

delhi Updated: Apr 28, 2011 00:05 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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Sleuths from Department of Revenue (DRI) have recovered expensive watches and mobile phones worth R3 crore from the premises of main suspect in the scam involving duty evasion on imported cars and bikes.

The investigators are still looking for main suspect Sumit Walia, who is on the run since the detection of case.

DRI sources said they found a locker on searching Walia's premises and found diamond studded imported watches and high-end mobiles worth R3 crore in it. Sources also disclosed that they detained around 12 more cars on Wednesday. So far the DRI has impounded more than 36 cars and bikes imported by the gang.

On Tuesday, the DRI had busted a gang of high-end luxurious car and bike importers and impounded 25 such cars and half a dozen bikes.

The cars were of brands like Hummer, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche Carrera, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Audi.

The bikes were mostly Yamaha and Ducati. These cars were imported in violation of custom laws and policy formulated by the Director General of Foreign Trades.

When asked about the buyers of these high-end cars and bikes, additional director general of DRI's Delhi zone RK Sharma said investigation was still on.

However, sources said the buyers are some high-profile celebrities in Delhi and Mumbai and that they will be questioned at a later stage.