Thiruvananthapuram: A secretariat employee booked the flat opposite to the Secretariat for the accused in the gold smuggling case, according to reports.
The employee is identified as Arun. He booked the room claiming that he was a staff working under former IT secretary M. Sivasankar.
Key accused Swapna Suresh's husband Jayasankar also was involved in the discussions of the smugglers.
The Customs officials received crucial information after interrogating Sivasankar on Tuesday. They made it clear that Sivasankar had close connections with smuggling gangs.
First, a room was booked in the seventh floor of the apartment for the smugglers. It was Arun who first called to book the room. He introduced himself to be an associate of Sivasankar in the IT department.
The Customs found out that he booked rooms many times.
Asianet.in/News Desk: Asianet Online