Kochi: The main accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh, who is still absconding has moved the Kerala high court for anticipatory bail. On July 8, the accused made an online application for the bail.

The case has been investigated by CBI, ED and NIA with various aspects like international involvement, national safety and financial transactions.

The involvement of Swapna Suresh in the case came to light when the customs department questioned Sarith, the former PRO at the UAE consulate.

Sarith had given a statement claiming that Swapna is his close friend. The customs department said Swapna forged documents of the UAE consulate to obtain diplomatic immunity to run her gold smuggling operations.

Sarith also informed the officials that Swapna had friends in the government department so she easily got a job in the Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL).

It is also reported that Swapna was terminated from her consulate job for financial fraud.

Swapna earlier worked at UAE consulate and then worked as a consultant in the Space Park project under the Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL).