The Kerala gold smuggling scandal, which shook the nation for the very first time took place in Kerala when diplomatic baggage from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was seized with 30kg gold.
As the case takes twists and turns, Congress has finally agreed to cooperate, and the Kerala gold smuggling case which can be a very serious organised operation will be taken over by Nation Investigation Agency (NIA).
However, the youth congress protested against CM Vijayan and demanded his resignation. As the protest turned violent, police had to intertwine in Kozhikode, and Kochi too and had to use baton charge and tear gas shelling to control the protest which took place outside CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s house.
Kerala gold smuggling scandal: NIA to take over the case
As the Kerala gold smuggling scandal can in turn be organised crime, many fingers are being pointed as to who is responsible behind this scandal. Even a former UAE consulate employee, Swapna Suresh is being linked on the case and now is underground. However, CM Vijayan has denied his office members being a part of the Kerala gold smuggling scandal, and has agreed for proper investigation on the case, and has given his full support.
The Kerala gold smuggling scandal is one of the first cases of such a big amount of gold being circulated that too via diplomatic baggage.
Normally, the diplomatic bagged are not scanned and require proper permissions from the Ministry of External Affairs, but somehow the customs had a tip, and the permission went through.