K T Jaleel | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has stated that they have not given a clean chit to minister K T Jaleel. Enforcement Director S K Mishra stated that they will interrogate Jaleel again and record his statement.
Earlier, there were reports of ED informing that Jaleel's statement was satisfactory and that the minister had no links with the gold smuggling case.
As per reports, the ED has recorded the statement of Jaleel, in connection with the gold smuggling case, in two days - on Thursday night and Friday.
The ED had already sought explanation from the minister in some matters regarding the case. He gave the reply in writing. The interrogation on both days was focused on these answers. The higher officials are examining the statement given by the minister.
It is learnt that the minister arrived at the ED office in Kochi on Thursday by 7.30 pm. He returned by 11 at night and came back on Friday morning at 10. Meanwhile, the minister has not officially responded on this yet.