Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Today's Paper

Gold smuggling from SL: Top Indian politician sacked

26 February 2017 08:09 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief Su Thirunavukkarasar yesterday sacked a party functionary from a key post, days after the man was arrested in connection with gold smuggled from Sri Lanka.

"Good Luck Rajendran is being removed as the President of Ramanathapuram District Congress Committee for bringing disrepute to the party," he said in a statement.

Rajendran was being replaced by M Deivendran, he added.

Thirunavukkarasar said the announcement on Rajednran's sacking was being made "with the approval" of AICC President Sonia Gandhi, her deputy Rahul Gandhi and the party's Tamil Nadu in-charge, Mukul Wasnik.

Rajendran and his car driver K Gandhi were arrested two day ago by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in connection with the alleged smuggling of 11.9 kg of gold bars, valued at Rs 3.58 crore, from Sri Lanka.

"Gandhi admitted that he was carrying the gold to Chennai as instructed by S Rajendran also known as Goodluck Rajendran, who has been his employer for nearly 20 years", DRI had said. The seizure was made on the Pudukottai highway.

DRI officers had also recovered "incriminating evidence" from the residence of Rajendran, who was earlier arrested in connection with another case under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, Chennai.(PTI)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 8

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • ceylon Sunday, 26 February 2017 09:01 AM

    without court trial this is a pure political revenge. via DM Android App

    ANTON Sunday, 26 February 2017 09:53 AM

    THIS IS THE REASON WHY THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO SEND ROCKETS TO THE OUTER SPACE,

    Selvyn Sunday, 26 February 2017 03:35 PM

    When something like this happens it seems something unbelievable but it is very common in India via DM Android App

    Rana Sunday, 26 February 2017 07:52 PM

    Nah... one prince has already sent one with Chinese made parts

    Bala Sunday, 26 February 2017 10:53 PM

    Wish we had this culture in SL where just the fact of being charged is enough to take you out of the political field by the party - not wait till trial is over.

    wickremasinghe Sunday, 26 February 2017 11:12 PM

    Who are the people involved; from SRILANKA.? ?

    Pf Monday, 27 February 2017 09:04 AM

    This is only one incident.Just imagine how many such incidents are happening.This is the reason why SL become poor and poor day by day. via DM Android App

    SL Monday, 27 February 2017 09:07 AM

    TN politicians are trying there best to keep northern sea open for fishing because they can smuggle drugs and gold across the Palk strait.Northern PC too is helping for the purpose


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Ugly sporting truths Sport scholarships thrive in culture of corruption

Sadly the cohort of perpetrators include egotistical leaders, coaches and eve

JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence

“Medamulana Dynasty”: Four Sons and Three Grandsons of Don Alvin Rajapaksa

Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance minister in the Government of

Site survey near Akasa Chaitya: Is it the end of Yala?

The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances fr



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.