Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna Suresh, aide held by NIA in Bengaluru


Bengaluru, Jul 11 (IANS): In a swift operation, sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have detained Swapna Suresh and her accomplice Sandeep Nair in the city for their alleged involvement in the Kerala gold smuggling case, a source said on Saturday.

"The NIA officials have taken Swapna and her aide (Sandeep) into custody from a city house for their alleged role in the smuggling of 30kg gold from the UAE to Kerala early this week," a city police official said.

The duo will be flown to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on Sunday on a transit remand and produced in a local court for police or judicial custody.

Swapna, a former employee of the UAE consulate in the Kerala capital, is among the four accused the NIA had booked for allegedly facilitating the smuggling of gold through diplomatic baggage to Thiruvananthaupuram from Dubai on July 5.

Swapna and Suresh ad been absconding since the case came to light and an FIR registered against them.

The NIA took over the case on Friday and filed a first information report against the accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The other two accused are P.S. Sarith and Fazil Fareed.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    Bengaluru is the last refuge of scoundrels from neighbouring states...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    Good she is arrested.Otherside a shame to the them as employees of UAe,to misuse the position,one side ,bring bad name to own country ,and now loose good paid job.who knows how long this was going on?smuggling might get good money (only if everything works good),but it is a very very dangerous one.It might cost your life,money .Brings bad name too to the family,.or arrest .Yes they choose a person with good looks,or has better connections has. .

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    We as a nation take things lightly when breaking the law-Be it driving on the wrong side of the road, food adulteration, black money ect. This has to change by way of hefty penalties and imprisonment. This will make a better and prosperous nation. Question is who will bell the cat-the politician?

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/dxb

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    There is some tattoo visibility makes it even more interesting...,

    Lord Brahma knows the truth..., after all embassy recruitments generally approved by union Govt., The mafia may be operating from Delhi..., May be the 6 month short term appointment may be to study and fix the logistics of the plan execution..,

    Jh
    Jai hind

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    She escaped in spite of a triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram.Also she crossed the state border.Daal me kuch (bahut kuch) kaala hai.

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  • MV, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    The central government takes special interest in things happening in Kerala.

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  • Bala, Urwa

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Sthree kata for the government in Kerala. Saritha Nair for Chandi and now Sapna for Pinarayi. Time to tie lungi tight.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Let's not get carried away by good looks.
    Both of them deserve to be locked for 30 Years (30 Kg. Gold) ...

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  • James, Bendur

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    15 years subsidy should be given for escaping even during the lockdown.

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  • Sudesh pai, MANIPAL

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    She is a big fish you have to be careful chances of accident or encounter like in UP but the case will pull on till 2024 like the pamolin oil, Franco rapes cases which are pending for a long time kerala medias TRP will go high for this subject

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  • Abdul kader,, Vidyanagar , KASARAGOD.

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    Congratulations NIA.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    You congratulated NIA just because your political rivals, the CPM is involved with the accused!!!

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  • Abdul kader, Vidyanagar Kasaragod

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Shankarjee, pictur abbi bhi bakki hai.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 11 2020

    This clearly shows the hand of Kerala Govt in this Gold Smuggling. CM wanted to "puska " the case. But the oppostion parties in Kerala forced CM to enquire the case. Still he managed to help the accused to get away from T vdrm I n spite of 3 level lock down in the State. But NIA within a day of taking the case nabbed both the accused

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Rathan, it was CM of Kerala who wrote to HM to shift this case to NIA, to which HM immediately agreed. Half knowledge is always dangerous my friend.

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Mr Tsthan
    Its evrywhere the same case . Mlm
    Big case cut goes till the Pm, CM
    If opposition doesnt get his cut then the tries his trick so it is not suprise.
    After all settlements are done she will be out on bail

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Rathan, it was CM of Kerala who wrote to HM to shift this case to NIA, to which HM immediately agreed. Half knowledge is always dangerous my friend.

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    It is a known fact that Sandeep Nair; an accomplice of Swapna Suresh, was a driver of a BJP councillor at Thiruvananthapuram for a long time and had close associations with top BJP leaders. The very moment opposition raised these questions, Pinarayi Vijayan has shown his readiness to accept any kind of investigation and himself recommended HM to initiate NIA investigation.

    Also how and why the BJP ruled state, which does not allow even common man to enter your state for emergency treatment, allowed these people to enter Karnataka. As you allege (which is not the fact), if it is Vijayan’s competence to get them cross the borders, then it is Yeddy’s incompetence.

    Get your facts right before making senseless comments based on the character of BJP politicians

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  • Francis, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    entry pass is given by kerala govt to cross state border.

    who gave her the pass?????

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Entry pass to Karnataka is given by Karnataka Government and not Kerala.... Refer Protocols released by Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, No.SOP4/IST/1

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  • Udupi Suresh, Udupi

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Might have come through illegal way avoiding entry check.So many people r entering like this.

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  • Ajith, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    Mr naresh now why you people closed talapdy border bcz in dk more case and even once you closed kannur kasaragod right and you don't have right to say about this and swapna suresh was just puc completed how she got that govt job without Writtng any exam and with cpm influence she went to bangalore

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