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Gold smuggling case: Central agencies seek help of Kerala Police to track absconding woman

 The main accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh, who is still absconding has moved the Kerala high court for anticipatory bail

Gold smuggling case Central agencies seek help of Kerala Police to track absconding woman
Bengaluru, First Published Jul 9, 2020, 4:43 PM IST
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Kochi: Central agencies have sought the assistance of Kerala Police in ascertaining the whereabouts of Swapna Suresh, the main accused in the gold smuggling case.

According to reports, the Central agencies have written to the state police seeking its "technical assistance" in tracking down two absconding persons--Swapna Suresh and Sarith who are wanted in connection with the case.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday (July 8) shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his "intervention for an effective investigation" into the seizure of gold worth crores of rupees from a "diplomatic baggage" at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. Meanwhile, the absconding woman, who is the prime accused in the case, has moved the Kerala high court seeking anticipatory bail.

The woman moved the bail application via online on Wednesday night. The gold, weighing over 30kg, was seized from a "diplomatic baggage" that had landed by air cargo at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport recently. The Customs department has said it suspected a smuggling syndicate had misused the name of a person who enjoys diplomatic immunity. 

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