Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen appeared as a witness in a chennai court regarding violation of the Customs Act by her dealer through whom she bought a car. Ms Sen purchased a Land Cruiser from her dealer Haren Choksi. He was alleged to have misdeclared the year of manufacture and model number and also to have tampered with the chassis number to avoid paying customs duty.
Sushmita was cross examined by the defense counsel.She said that her manager had inspected the documents of the car before purchase, that she never asked Choksi to import the car on her behalf, that the car was shown to her after import and that she took a loan from HSBC to purchase the car. She also said that she was not aware of the original owner. At the end of the cross examination, she posed for a photo with the women staff of the court.