Thiruvananthapuram: The Customs reportedly received digital evidence against Shiv Shankar, IT Secretary and former Chief Secretary to the chief minister over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling scam. The Customs informed Shiv Shankar to have interfered in opening the bag reached as diplomatic baggage at the Thiruvananthapuram airport. IT secretary called Customs Assistant Commissioner three times. The duration of the first call extended for three minutes. He reportedly asked Customs Commissioner not to open the bag and it was a clear digital evidence divulging his relation with the smuggling mafia.
The reports over Shiv Shankar to be questioned over the biggest gold smuggling scam was came out today after the arrest of Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair detained by NIA . On Saturday customs conducted raid at his flat in Thiruvananthapuram and informed to have received evidence against him.