Shashi Tharoor’s PA arrested by customs for smuggling gold

Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor’s PA arrested in gold smuggling case. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s aide Sivakumar has been detained by Customs in a case related to gold smuggling. According to Customs sources, one of the arrested persons is Sivakumar Prasad himself and personal assistant of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

Shivakumar Prasad had arrived at the Delhi airport to receive a person who had arrived from Dubai. The person who came from Dubai was caught while handing over gold bars to Shashi Tharoor’s secretary. If moments had passed, Shashi Tharoor’s secretary would have left the airport with the gold bars. The person who brought the gold and Sashi Tharoor’s secretary Shivakumar who came to buy it were also arrested. He was arrested on the spot. Gold bars were also seized. Sivakumar reached the airport using the pass and card of MP Secretary and entered the lobby.

These ID cards have also been confiscated. Sivakumar, Shashi Tharoor’s secretary, has an aerodrome entry permit card that allows him to enter the airport premises. “He was receiving a packet when he entered the airport premises and received a packet along with the passenger,” sources said. The full name of Sashi Tharoor’s private secretary is Sivakumar Prasad. Sources added that the case is under investigation and their credentials have been verified.

Then Minister Rajeev Chandra Shekhar has responded on this issue. Sashi Tharoor is silent. Sashi Tharoor, who is also an MP in the capital, is in a new controversy. Today, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kanyakumari near the capital district for a 2-day meditation in the evening, Shashi Tharoor’s secretary was unexpectedly arrested for gold smuggling while the Congress was protesting. The man named Shivakumar has now tweeted that the ID card of Shashi Tharoor’s private secretary was included in the national news agency. He was arrested at Delhi airport.

It is also not clear if the gold smuggling case is related to previous cases of gold smuggling by political leaders in Kerala especially by the Chief Minister’s office. The big connection between politics and gold smuggling is now clearly being revealed again. Delhi Customs detained two persons at the Delhi International Airport on Wednesday in connection with smuggling of gold.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar, referring to the report of the detention of Shashi Tharoor’s aide, criticized the Congress and CPM for calling them a “companion of gold smugglers”.

In custody for gold smuggling In 2020, Kerala became a victim of the gold scam after customs seized 30 kg of gold from a diplomatic bag at the Thiruvananthapuram airport. The NIA took over the investigation and the Principal Secretary of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, M Sivashankar, was suspended and removed from his position for allegedly having a relationship with one of the accused. The investigation is still ongoing. The Chief Minister himself can be arrested in the case at any time.

Anyway, Shashi Tharoor often gets into controversy. The society still has unanswered questions in the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Mysteries in Pakistan’s media worker relationship have also not been answered. There is another controversy where the book insulted Nair women. Now his own private secretary was arrested with gold while smuggling gold from Delhi airport using his official pass. This secretary was caught with gold bars. Maybe if it wasn’t Shashi Tharoor would have made noise saying that he is torturing his PA etc..Now this has backfired on Tharoor.