Gold Smuggling Case: Kerala High Court dismisses plea seeking time-bound probe into alleged involvement CM Pinarayi Vijayan, other officials

Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas dismissed the petition on the ground that there was no basis for the apprehension expressed by the petitioner that the investigation by the two agencies will not be fair and proper.
Kerala High Court, Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala High Court, Pinarayi Vijayan

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking directions to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Custom Department (Customs) to conduct a fair and time bound investigation into the 2020 Kerala Gold Smuggling case by also taking into account the allegations of involvement of high-ranking political functionaries of the State, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. [Aji Krishnan v Union of India & Ors.].

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