Kerala Gold Smuggling Case

Swapna, Sandeep Shifted to Judicial Custody from Customs Custody till August 21

Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, two prime accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, were sent to judicial custody till August 21 by a Kochi court on Saturday.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Offences) Court remanded Suresh and Nair to judicial custody after they were physically produced before the court on the completion of their custody to the Customs department.

While granting custody to the Customs department, the Kochi court had observed that the accused are yet to be identified by the crucial witnesses and that the statements of some high profile persons are being recorded by the customs and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

NIA takes K T Ramees on Evidence Trail

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths probing the terror-funding angle in the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case, took one of the masterminds, K T Ramees to various locations in the capital for gathering evidence.

Ramees was taken by the NIA team to various places in the capital, including to an the apartment near the secretariat where IAS officer M Sivasankar used to reside.

Ramees was also taken to the apartment where another key accused Swapna Suresh resided at Ambalamukku, the residence of Sandeep Nair and a hotel, where the accused are believed to have met and conspired.