Pinarayi Vijayan directly involved in dollar smuggling: Customs tells HC

Kochi: The Customs came out with serious allegations against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The Customs on Friday informed the Kerala High Court that Swapna Suresh, one of the prime accused in the diplomatic gold smuggling case, has revealed that smuggling of foreign currency was done at the instance of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Assembly Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan.

The statement was filed by the Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), Kochi.

The Customs Commissioner pointed out that Swapna had also 'made shocking revelations' about the Chief Minister, the Speaker and three ministers in the State cabinet. She had also revealed the involvement of high-profile persons and the kickbacks received by them from various deals.

She was aware of all these transactions and was a witness to them as she was well versed in Arabic language and had acted as translators in these deals. Asianet Online