Kochi (Kerala) [India], January 8 (ANI): Assistant Private Secretary of the Kerala Assembly Speaker K Ayyappan on Friday morning appeared earlier than the Customs for interrogation within the Dollar Smuggling case.
He arrived on the Commissionerate Friday morning in an auto-rickshaw.
Customs had issued a 3rd discover to Ayyappan to seem earlier than it on Thursday after he failed to seem earlier than it the day earlier than.
He had knowledgeable the Department via mail that he couldn’t seem as a result of busy schedule of the Kerala Assembly session starting Friday.
On Wednesday, the Kerala Assembly Speaker’s office issued a letter to the Customs Department stating that the Speaker’s permission is required to interrogate his Assistant Private Secretary.
The greenback smuggling got here to mild through the investigation of the Kerala gold smuggling case, which is presently being probed by the National Investigation Agency, the Enforcement Directorate, and the Customs division.
The matter, which pertains to the smuggling of gold within the state via diplomatic channels, had come to mild after 30 kg gold value Rs 14.82 crores smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage was busted by Customs in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5. (ANI)