Electronics goods giant Samsung has been slapped with a notice by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly evading import duty to the tune of Rs 70 crore.

Samsung India had allegedly imported tablets valuing about Rs 460 crore by declaring them as mobile phones and evaded import duty on the consignment, official sources said.

A duty of about 12 per cent was applicable for import of tablets as against one per cent on mobile phones, they said.

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