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Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA retrieves digital evidence of 2000 GB from accused

The Kerala gold smuggling scam came to light after the Customs department seized 30 kg gold from an air cargo consignment from the UAE to the country’s consulate in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5.

Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA retrieves digital evidence of 2000 GB from accused-snj
Kochi, First Published Sep 15, 2020, 5:42 PM IST
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Kochi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) stated that it has retrieved digital evidence of 2000 GB from the accused in the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case. NIA added that they received the evidence from laptops and mobile phones of Swapna Suresh and Sandeep.

NIA said that the evidence involves the images copied from their telegram and WhatsApp chats. The NIA added that it has found a screenshot of conversations of the accused with some of the higher ups.

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Digital evidence is also obtained from the phones of the other accused, Mohammad Shafi, Anwar and Ibrahim Ali.

Meanwhile, the NIA court on Tuesday (September 15) refused to send Swapna Suresh and Muhammad Anwar, both accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, to the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for interrogation.

Meanwhile, the court sent three other accused Sandeep Nair, Muhammad Ali and Muhammad Shafi to NIA custody till September 18.

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