NEW DELHI: The central investigation agencies probing the gold smuggling case are acting in a prejudiced manner, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged.
“The central investigation agencies started a probe in the gold smuggling case but they are acting in a prejudiced manner to corner only specific people,” Vijayan said.
“Instead of leading a probe, the central investigation agencies are violating the federal system & are evaluating & scrutinising state government projects. Central agencies shouldn’t be part of any political agenda,” he added.
The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday named M Sivasankar, former principal secretary of Kerala Chief Minister’s Office, as the fifth accused in the Wadakkanchery life mission scam case.
The case pertains to spending the foreign fund against the purpose, for which it was aimed.
Sivasankar, who is currently under the custody of the Enforcement Directorate, is also accused in a case related to the smuggling of gold into the state through diplomatic channels, which is also being probed by the National Investigation Agency and the Customs department.