Kerala gold case: Court dismisses bail plea of Swapna Suresh

Kochi (Kerala(KL)): The bail application of Swapna Suresh, a key charged within the high-profile Kerala(KL) gold smuggling complaint, has been on Fri. dismissed by a court in Kochi observing that the inquiry within the issue is now in its early phase.

Principal Sessions Court in Kochi, awhile dismissing the bail application, stated that the inquiry within the complaint is in an early phase & thus bail couldn’t be granted.

Swapna Suresh had shifted the application seeking bail within the amount laundering complaint lodged by this Enforcement Directorate (ED) within the issue.

During this hearing, the ED had reported the court that, “Swapna admitted to the enforcement that she’d a character within the gold smuggling. The conspiracy was identified to have taken place within the nation & abroad within the complaint. It’s her responsibility to prove her innocence.”

The 3 key charged within the gold smuggling complaint — Sarith PS, Swapna Suresh, & Sandeep Nair — have been sent to judicial custody until Aug 26 by a Kochi court.

Previously, a special NIA court & Extra Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Offenses) court had dismissed the bail petition of Swapna Suresh.

The issue, that pertains to the smuggling of gold within the state using diplomatic channels, had come to light after 30 kg gold value INR 14.82 crores, smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage, has been busted by Customs in Thiruvananthapuram on Jul 5.