Dollar smuggling case: Customs gearing up to interrogate Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan
Kochi: The Customs department will interrogate Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan in connection with the dollar smuggling case. Steps to prepare the notice to be issued to the Speaker have been initiated.
The Customs have decided to question Sreeramakrishnan at the earliest as the Assembly session has concluded. Customs is seeking legal advice from three different sources. Each word in the notice will be based on the legal advice.
Customs is exercising caution this time as the notice sent to the Assembly Secretariat to interrogate the Speaker's assistant private secretary resulted in a war or letters.
Customs have found that large scale overseas smuggling of dollar had taken place with the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram as the epicentre.
The accused in the case, including Swapna Suresh and P. S. Sarith, have given statements against the Speaker.
The Assistant Solicitor General has informed the Customs department that there were no hurdles in questioning the Speaker according to the norms of the department.
Earlier, P. Sreeramakrishnan had clarified that he had no intention of hindering the investigation.