Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala demanded CBI probe over the gold smuggling case in which one of the IT department staff involved. The close connection with Swapna, IT department official, the accused in the case with chief minister’s office has already been revealed. He alleged chief minister’s office to have turned an an epicenter of the criminal activities.
He alleged that Swapna reached top position at the IT department with the help higher level officials at IT Department. Chennithala said during ‘Sprinklr’ controversy’ IT Secretary Shiv Shankar’s name was raked up and Chief Minister’s office protected him then. Now the role of IT Secretary over the smuggling case is revealed before the public and Chief Minister’s office has been protecting criminals, said Ramesh Chennithala. Despite repeated complaints lodged against Swapna no action was taken against her.