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Its disgusting to hear above stories, shame on people of our country who call themselves a citizen of Mahan Bharat. A pure money hunger has lead them to that extent where they cross the line of humanity.
seriously I just hate the currpted system, I call the legal & Political system responsible for it.
You must complain guys. This is not fair.
I agree with you because in 2007 I faced same problem at the SVP Airport. The custom officer asked me to pay $500.00 because of I carried my own gold necklace and bangle to attend my sister's wedding and he was searching and taking out each and every small fake ornaments that I carried along. I told him that it's my ornaments and I am not going to pay a single money and asked him to show me the law. I didn't pay and he let me go. It is totally unfair and shame that we have to face this kind of inconvenience. I am writing now to focus this kind of matter happen at SVP Airport.
My mom arrived at the SVP Airport on Air India Flight AI 0144 from Newark, NJ, USA and the customs officer asked her for USD 500.00, since she hasn't been to India in 20 years! The man proceeded to tell her that if she didn't pay it was going to take 2 to 3 hours to process her, and that she will have to talk to his supervisor and the supervisor was going to ask for a lot more than USD 500.00.
My mom told the man that she didn't have any money, and that she is going to wait, but he went outside the airport to find who was picking her up and told them that he will not let her go until he was paid USD 500.00.
This employee held my mom hostage, until he got his money. I could not believe what my mom was telling me.
My cousin negotiated with the man and told him all they could pay was USD 100.00, so that they would let her go and the man agreed.
My mom was scared, violated, embarrassed, and no one should be treated this way!
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