The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) on Thursday stated that India is in contact with the UAE authorities concerning the probe into the Kerala gold smuggling case.
“We’re within the contact with UAE authorities concerning the investigation into this matter,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated on being requested ”if the attache at UAE Consulate in connection to Kerala gold smuggling case got here to Delhi on Sunday and has now left the nation.
A high diplomat of the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram has returned to his nation. The political management in Kerala has blamed the Centre for permitting the diplomat, an attache within the UAE consulate, to depart the nation at a time when a probe is underway within the Kerala gold rip-off case.
As per media reviews, the event got here shortly after two extra folks have been arrested by the investigating companies within the Kerala gold smuggling scandal earlier at the moment.
On July 7, the authorities in UAE have launched an investigation into the gold smuggling case to search out out who despatched the cargo containing gold to the tackle of UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Embassy stated that the culprits haven’t solely dedicated a serious crime but additionally “sought to tarnish the status of the UAE mission in India” and they won’t be spared.
“The authorities within the UAE have launched an investigation to search out out who despatched the cargo containing gold to the tackle of the UAE consulate,” the UAE Embassy in New Delhi stated in a tweet.
“The authorities have harassed that the culprits who not solely dedicated a serious crime but additionally sought to tarnish the status of the UAE mission in India won’t be spared. We stay dedicated to cooperating with Indian authorities in attending to the foundation of the crime,” it added.
On Sunday, 30 kg gold hid in diplomatic baggage was seized on the Thiruvananthapuram worldwide airport right here by the Customs Division.
Swapna Suresh, who was employed in House Park and Kerala State Data Know-how Infrastructure Restricted (KSITL), is on the run after the seizure of gold on the airport whereas Sarith Kumar, who had earlier labored as a PRO in UAE Consulate-Common”s workplace, has been arrested.
KSITL comes underneath the IT division, a portfolio held by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. She was ousted after being named as an accused within the gold smuggling case.
M Sivasankar, who was Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary and served as IT secretary, has been faraway from each the posts.
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