THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The NIA has directed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's former Principal Secretary and now-suspended IAS officer M. Sivasankar to present himself for quizzing again at its Kochi office on Monday with regard to the gold smuggling case. Sivasankar was grilled for almost five hours by the NIA at the Police Club here on Thursday, but send back. He was also handed a notice to appear before the agency at its Kochi office next week.
Meanwhile, the NIA officials have asked officials concerned handling CCTV operations at the state Secretariat to hand over the entire visuals recorded between July 1 and 14. The gold smuggling case surfaced when P.S. Sarith, a former employee of the UAE Consulate here, was arrested by the Customs Department on July 5 for allegedly facilitating smuggling of 30 kg gold in a diplomatic baggage from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram. (IANS)
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