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Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA court dismisses Swapna Suresh’s bail plea

The accused, while seeking the bail, had submitted that they had been in custody for long and the investigation in the case was over. They had also argued that the charges levelled against them would not stand the test of law.
 

Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA court dismisses Swapna Suresh's bail plea-dnm
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Thiruvananthapuram, First Published Mar 22, 2021, 1:46 PM IST
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The bail applications of seven accused in the diplomatic channel gold smuggling case, including Swapna Suresh, KT Ramees, Sandeep Nair and PS Sarith, were dismissed by the NIA Special court on Monday.

The accused, while seeking the bail, had submitted that they had been in custody for long and the investigation in the case was over. They had also argued that the charges levelled against them would not stand the test of law.

The accused had also contended that the Kerala High Court had observed that charges of terrorism will not stand in the gold smuggling case.

Incidentally, the Kerala High Court had earlier upheld the bail granted to a few accused in the case. The appeal files by the National Investigation Agency against the bail granted by the NIA Special judge were dismissed by the Kerala High Court.

Swapna Suresh has made "shocking revelations" against Chief Minister Pinrayi Vijayan, assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan and some ministers with regard to dollar ''smuggling'' involving UAE consulate officials, the Customs, probing the case, had earlier claimed in the Kerala High Court.

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