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Kerala gold smuggling case: Minister KT Jaleel questioned by NIA

Kerala Minister KT Jaleel on Wednesday visited the office of National Investigation Agency (NIA), in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, days after he was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

ANI | Kochi (Kerala) | Updated: 17-09-2020 14:15 IST | Created: 17-09-2020 14:15 IST
Kerala gold smuggling case: Minister KT Jaleel questioned by NIA
Kerala Minister KT Jaleel. [Photo/ANI]. Image Credit: ANI

Kerala Minister KT Jaleel on Wednesday visited the office of National Investigation Agency (NIA), in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, days after he was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). On Tuesday, the ED had said that Jaleel has not given any "satisfactory" statements in the matter.

Several protests were held across the State by the Opposition parties and some other organisations seeking the resignation of the Higher Education Minister. Notably, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Legislative Assembly Ramesh Chennithala had on September 12 accused Jaleel of violating protocol and received concessions from the Consulate.

The matter, which pertains to the smuggling of gold in the State through diplomatic channels, had come to light after 30 kg gold worth Rs 14.82 crores, smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage, was busted by the Customs in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5. (ANI)


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