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Kerala Chief Minister Denies Swapna Suresh’s Charges

Kerala Chief Minister Denies Swapna Suresh’s Charges


Gold Smuggling Case: Kerala Chief Minister Denies Swapna Suresh's Charges

Mr Vijayan’s reply assumed significance within the wake of prices raised by Ms Suresh.

Thiruvananthapuram:

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has stated he had visited Dubai 5 occasions to date since 2016 after he assumed the highest workplace and by no means forgot to take any of his baggage on the journey as alleged by gold smuggling case prime accused Swapna Suresh.

Mr Vijayan’s reply assumed significance within the wake of startling prices raised by Ms Suresh, additionally a former worker on the UAE Consulate right here, that the Chief Minister had forgotten to take a baggage and it was requested to be delivered to Dubai instantly throughout his 2016 journey.

Ms Suresh, in a sequence of current press conferences, additionally alleged that the package deal was discovered to comprise forex notes and it was later despatched to Dubai via a diplomat as per the directions of the then Consulate Basic.

Nonetheless, in a single-line reply, Mr Vijayan rejected the fees and made it clear that he didn’t overlook to take his baggage in the course of the Dubai journey.

Mr Vijayan gave the written reply within the state Meeting on Monday to a query raised by opposition Congress MLA Anwar Sadath.

To a different query whether or not the allegations had been factual, he replied that there was no relevance for such a query.

Stating that every one his journeys to Dubai had been purely for official functions, Chief Minister Vijayan additionally gave detailed replies to the associated queries about his programmes and conferences there.

Nonetheless, the Chief Minister’s former principal secretary M Sivasankar, who was suspended and jailed in reference to the gold smuggling case, reportedly stated in an earlier assertion to the Customs officers {that a} baggage was despatched to Dubai via a diplomat when Mr Vijayan was there and it comprised some mementos to be delivered in the course of the CM’s operate there.

He reportedly stated within the assertion that it was determined to entrust an individual to bodily carry the bags to Dubai to keep away from any delay within the supply and the assistance was supplied by the Consulate Basic.

The IAS officer had additionally reportedly stated, in his assertion, that the packages had reached the state delegation in Dubai forward of time earlier than the primary assembly of the Chief Minister happened there. 

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