The police and the Customs Department have launched separate inquiries into an alleged attempt to waylay Customs Commissioner (Preventive) Sumit Kumar in Wayanad on Thursday. Mr. Kumar heads multiple investigations into the UAE consulate-linked gold smuggling scandal. The probe had extended to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office with the arrest of his former Principal Secretary M. Sivasankar on gold smuggling charges. The Customs had also questioned Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel as part of its probe into the import of dates by the UAE consulate.