New Delhi: Congress chief and chief of the opposition in Kerala Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for him handy over the hot gold smuggling case within the state to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), including that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, too, ‘shouldn’t be spared’. Also Read – Coronavirus: Kerala Public Service Commission Postpones Interviews Scheduled Between July 7 and 10
The Chief Minister had ‘misused diplomatic channels to help culprits’, he alleged. Also Read – Kerala Lockdown News: State Imposes Triple Lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram From Monday For One Week, Secretariat Won’t Function
Speaking to information company ANI, he stated, “I’ve written to PM, asking for CBI inquiry in the gold smuggling case. By misusing diplomatic channel, CMO helped culprits. Merely removing secretary won’t solve issue. CM also can’t be spared as without his knowledge this could not have happened”. Also Read – Kerala Lockdown Extension News: Coronavius Restrictions to Remain in Place For Next 1 Year | Check Here Latest Guidelines
I’ve written to PM, requesting CBI inquiry within the gold smuggling case. By misusing diplomatic channel, CMO helped culprits. Merely eliminating Secy may not resolve factor. CM additionally cannot be spared as with out his wisdom this might now not have came about: Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala https://t.co/sq76o0kPG0 pic.twitter.com/ijMVh6rAWO
— ANI (@ANI) July 7, 2020
Notably, previous nowadays, the state executive got rid of CM Vijayan’s foremost secretary, senior IAS officer M Sivasankar, after his function in hiring an worker of the state IT division, who is said to be concerned within the case, got here below the scanner.
Mir Muhammad Ali has been appointed as the brand new foremost secretary to the Chief Minister. The state IT division worker, in the meantime, was once disregarded from provider and is these days at the run. She has been known as Swapna Suresh.
The controversy relates to discovery of over 30 kg gold, value Rs 30 crore, from a ‘diplomatic baggage’ at Thiruvanathapuram International Airport, on Sunday. Sarith Kumar, who claimed have labored with the UAE Consulate-General, was once arrested. During his interrogation, he’s reported to have advised the Customs about Swapna, the now-sacked state IT division worker.
She too is alleged to have labored with the UAE Consulate-General.
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