The Kerala High Court has rejected a petition seeking an inquiry against the Chief Minister on issues including gold smuggling.
The High Court has rejected a petition filed by the Chief Minister and M Sivasankaran IAS, alleging that the CBI, NIA, and Customs should co-operate with the police in their alleged dealings in gold smuggling, Sprinkler, Befco App and e-mobility consultancy. The petitioner said that the FIR should be registered and an investigation should be started as soon as possible and that these transactions were a threat even to national security. Such an inquiry can take place only if there is a High Court order.
Adv. Michael Varghese is a journalist from Alappuzha. A petition filed by Mathew Nedumpara. A bench headed by the Chief Justice dismissed the petition.
The NIA sleuths investigating the Kerala gold smuggling case say the racket may have been part of a systematic conspiracy to destabilize India’s economy as they estimate that 250 kg of gold was smuggled into the country by using some employees of the United Arab Emirates diplomatic mission since July 2019.