In a shocking twist to the high-profile Kerala gold and dollar smuggling case, kingpin Swapna Suresh has now made revelations against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his aides.
Suresh, who is the key accused in the multi-crore gold scam, has informed the Customs Department during her interrogation that Vijayan was 'very much involved' in the smuggling cases and carried out several illegal monetary transactions. According to an affidavit submitted to the Kerala High Court, the CM was in direct touch with the UAE Consulate General in the dollar scam.
She also stated that three other cabinet ministers, along with Kerala Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan were directly indulged in the gold smuggling case. According to the Customs, Vijayan and the Speaker had "questionable financial transactions" with the UAE consulate.
Suresh allegedly mediated the talks between the CM and the Consulate General as the CM does not speak Arabic. She has alleged that the Vijayan and ministers got crores of money as commission in the deal. The Customs Department has also collected evidence based on Swapna's statement, it informed the court.
Meanwhile, following the massive revelation, the Opposition has attacked Vijayan and called for his immediate resignation.