NIA Sends Swapna Suresh, Sandeep Nair To 8-Day Custody In Gold Smuggling Case

NIA sought 10-days custody, however Justice P Krishna Kumar granted solely eight days.


A Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) particular courtroom in Kochi on Monday despatched accused Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair to NIA custody for eight days till July 21 within the gold smuggling case.

NIA sought 10-days custody, however Justice P Krishna Kumar granted solely eight days.

The company knowledgeable the courtroom that the accused solid seal and emblem of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy to commit the crime.

“The paperwork had been solid by Faisal Fareed to make sure diplomatic safety for the bags. Fareed is the third accused within the case. The gold smuggled into Kerala was not used for jewelry however terror actions. The accused smuggled gold twice in 2019, in two batches of 18 kg and 9 kg,” NIA advised the courtroom.

“Sure recoveries had been made based mostly on their confessions and an in depth evaluation of these objects in presence was of utmost necessity. Many supplies which might set up the perimeter areas of the statutory necessities had already been obtained. Therefore, the custodial interrogation of the accused individuals, which was unavoidable, would reveal extra clinching elements,” it mentioned.

The NIA requested the courtroom to permit proceedings for the issuance of a Blue Nook Discover of Interpol (to gather data on suspects) in opposition to Fareed, who’s in Dubai.

Furthermore, NIA filed a request within the courtroom to alter his title and handle. Earlier, the third accused within the case was recognized as Fazil Fareed, a local of Ernakulam.

Nevertheless, the NIA requested the identical to be modified to Fareed, a local of Kodungallur in Thrissur district and the courtroom granted the identical.


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