Thiruvananthapuram: The five-member probe team has started investigation into the fire accident that occurred on Tuesday evening at the Secretariat’s Protocol Department. The expert panel has been appointed by the Chief Secretary to investigate the fire accident.
“A special team headed by Disaster Management Commissioner Kaushik has been appointed to probe the technical reason behind the fire that broke out in the secretariat and to file the report within a week,” the chief secretary’s office said in a release.
The government has asked for the investigation report within 7 days.
The fire in the Protocol Department has erupted controversy as it had the crucial documents and files related to the high-profile gold smuggling case in Thiruvananthapuram. It is also revealed that the fire broke out at the department handling the files relating to the foreign trips of ministers and officials.
The Opposition alleged that it was a move to destroy evidence to save the accused in the gold smuggling case.