Gold smuggling: No clear response from Centre on questions over involvement of CM's office
New Delhi: The central government did not give a clear response to the question on the involvement of Kerala chief minister’s office in the gold smuggling case. The questions asked by the Congress MPs from Kerala were left unanswered in the Lok Sabha.
Four UDF MPs from Kerala raised the question in the Lok Sabha when the opposition intensified protests here alleging involvement of the chief minister’s office in gold smuggling. The question was asked by MPs Benny Behanan, K Sudhakaran, N K Premachandran and Adoor Prakash.
Two questions were asked, the first was about the progress of the investigation into the gold smuggling case and the second was about the involvement of the CM’s office. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs answered only the first question.
The details of the case and the date of registering the case were only provided as answers to the question. Only one answer was given as response to both questions. The Ministry of Home Affairs had made it clear the other day that highly placed individuals were involved in the case.
Following this, the MPs raised questions in the Lok Sabha about the involvement of the chief minister’s office and other government officials in the case.