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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
07-April-2011 19:47 IST
CBEC Denies any Call Rfeceived from any Minister's Office by Mumbai Custom Officials to Release Goa's Education Minister
Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has denied that that any calls were received by the Custom Officials at Mumbai Airport from the office of any Minister. The decision was taken entirely as per Customs Rules and Regulations. The investigations are still in progress and other investigative agencies have been addressed with details.

Earlier, it has been reported by a certain section of the media that Shri Atanasio Monserrate, Education Minister of Goa, detained by the Mumbai Airport Customs on April 1, 2011, for allegedly carrying undeclared currency, was let off after a call received from the Union Finance Minister’s office.

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