Protocol violation: KT Jaleel evades questions from NIA
Kochi: Minister KT Jaleel did not provide a satisfactory answer to the NIA regarding the import of religious texts from abroad. It is reported that the minister did not respond properly to the questions on why he did not inform the central government or whether he had secured prior permission for the import of texts.
KT Jaleel reportedly did not even provide a satisfactory response when NIA asked him whether he followed protocol when contacting the consulate. NIA had sought details from the protocol officer earlier in this regard.
When asked about the discrepancy in the weight of the parcel that came from abroad, the minister said he did not know anything about it. He had repeated the same response to the Enforcement Directorate as well. NIA is looking into the minister’s response carefully.
Meanwhile, ED has started looking into the properties and assets of KT Jaleel. He told the officers that he was not very rich. ED will attempt to bring more clarity into this. They are examining his bank documents as well.