KOCHI: M Sivasankar, former principal secretary of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, left the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) workplace in Kochi on Monday night after he was interrogated by the company for round 9 hours within the gold smuggling case. […]
The questioning will proceed tomorrow.
Earlier on July 23, the senior IAS official was questioned by NIA for practically 5 hours.In line with the investigation, Sivasankar shared shut proximity with the important thing accused within the gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and Sarith PS.
Additionally, the probe revealed that he additionally had recognized Sandeep Nair the fourth accused within the case.
Because the probe by customs and NIA progressed, the revelation by the accused throughout interrogation that Sivasankar helped them to e-book a flat close to secretariat turned the tables in opposition to the bureaucrat, who until his ouster was the face of Kerala IT division and was a strong officer in Kerala Chief Minister’s Workplace.
Vijayan, when requested about his former principal secretary being questioned by NIA, stated throughout a press meet: “I’ve advised about this earlier. Some persons are solely on this matter. NIA is probing the case correctly, as a part of it they will attain anyplace. Allow them to journey of their path. I’ve reacted about all this earlier and there’s no have to repeat it.”
The NIA had earlier submitted earlier than a particular NIA courtroom that round Rs 1 crore money and 982.5 grams gold ornaments had been seized from two financial institution lockers of accused Swapna Suresh, a former marketing consultant with the state’s IT division.
The matter, which pertains to the smuggling of gold within the state via diplomatic channels, had come to mild after 30 kg gold price Rs 14.82 crores, smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage, was busted by customs in Thiruvananthapuram final month. (