Gold smuggling case: Ramesh Chennithala writes to Sitaram Yechury

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has written to CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury demanding the party's central leadership's intervention in the recent developments which show the involvement of Chief Minister's office.

Ramesh had on Sunday said that the time has come to question Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the gold smuggling case.

He also demanded that the CM's office should be investigated.

"A very shocking news is coming from Kerala that total of 180 kilograms of gold has been smuggled through this diplomatic channel and the first accused is saying that Chief Minister's principal secretary and his IT fellow were very helpful in the smuggling of gold to Kerala. This is a very serious matter I feel that Chief Minister of Kerala should take moral responsibility in this case. He and his office should be questioned than only the real facts will come to the light," Ramesh had said. Desk: Asianet Online