The (Budget) Commissioner for Customs asked Vinodhini Balakrishnan, wife of former ICC (M) Secretary of State Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, to appear before him on March 10 in connection with the investigation into the case of foreign currency smuggling that involves officials from the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.
The agency will question her based on the inference that she was using one of the expensive cell phones delivered by Santhosh Eapen, CEO of Unitac Builders to Swapna Suresh, the second accused in the gold smuggling case for high-profile diplomatic baggage, as a bribe. .
He had previously filed a statement before the Kerala High Court that five expensive phones had been given along with 4.8 crore as commission to win the UAE consulate’s contract to build 140 homes in Thrissur via. .
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