The NIA team has reached the secretariat again in connection with the investigation of the gold smuggling case through the diplomatic channel. The team came to record the statement of the state protocol officer. It is learned that he came seeking an explanation for the arrival of the religious scripture in the diplomatic parcel.
Customs summons state protocol officer for distribution of religious textbooks through UAE consulate Provide information on how many diplomatic parcels have arrived in the last two years. Customs has also sent a notice to BSNL for not providing the phone details of the accused in the gold smuggling case.
On March 4, it was discovered that 6,000 religious books had been delivered through a diplomatic bag in the name of the Consulate General and had been delivered to the office of the CAP, which is controlled by the Department of Higher Education. This is where the protocol officer was asked to explain. Customs cannot issue a clearance certificate for the import of religious scripture through a diplomatic bag.
How many diplomatic parcels have been received in the last two years and the documents required? Diplomatic bags require a certificate from the State Protocol Officer for customs clearance. The bag can only be delivered to Customs if the Protocol Officer signs the Consulate’s report on what is in the Diplomatic Bag. The notice also asks to clarify whether the special exemption has been given for this.