Kanna’s son held for evading customs duty

HYDERABAD: Four persons, including the son of a state minister and legislator were reportedly caught by authorities at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad for carrying electroni

Published: 19th January 2012 04:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:17 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Four persons, including the son of a state minister and legislator were reportedly caught by authorities at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad for carrying electronic goods and foreign liquor without paying customs duty.

The four were caught after they alighted from a Dubai flight (flight number EK 524) at the airport early on Wednesday morning.

They were found to be in possession of foreign liquor and some branded electronic goods including watches for which customs duty was not paid.

The four were identified as Kanna Phaninder, son of minister Kanna Lakshminarayana, Ravi Yadav, son of MLA Bikshapati Yadav and their friends B Laxma Reddy and G Prasad.

Laxma Reddy is also said to be a close relative of a MLA.

Though officials confirmed that the four had been detained, they did not confirm their arrest or release.

“We are still questioning them,’’ a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence official said.

It is learnt the political leaders are making efforts to get their sons released after paying the customs duty.

All the four were being questioned till late in the night.

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