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Gold smuggling: CBI questions customs deputy commissioner

Gold smuggling: CBI questions customs deputy commissioner

Kochi: The CBI team probing the gold smuggling through Nedumbassery international airport on Monday questioned customs deputy commissioner C. Madhavan as part of investigations against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act, IPC.

The probing team had found out that Madhavan had facilitated the smuggling gang. The CBI is also looking into his reported links with an international courier agency.

The CBI had earlier quizzed preventive officer Sunil Kumar in connection with the case. Sanjay Kumar Soni, another accused in the case who is also a preventive officer, is currently in jail. He is also likely to be questioned in the coming days.

The CBI had earlier frozen the bank accounts of C. Madhavan as part of the investigations to collect the details about the transactions he had conducted in the past few years.

CBI sources said they are also tracking the call details of the trio to establish their links to T.K. Fayiz, the prime accused in the case.

The cops had earlier raided the residences of Madhavan, Sunil Kumar and Ajay Kumar Sony and collected certain key documents.

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