ED seeks details of Speaker's foreign trips; to conduct detailed probe
Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is going to hold a detailed probe into the foreign trips of Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan. The ED officials forwarded a letter to the State Protocol Officer asking to submit the details of all foreign trips of the Speaker within 5 years.
The action was taken on the basis of the contradictory RTI documents received regarding the Speaker’s journeys. The Speaker’s office and the UAE Consul General’s office in India provided different information on the same inquiry.
When the Speaker’s office replied to the RTI inquiry that the Speaker travelled abroad 11 times, UAE Consul General’s office replied that he travelled to UAE alone 21 times.
The ED had inquired about the information on which countries were visited by the Speaker during the five years and how much amount he received as travel allowance from the government during this period.