Kochi: Crime Branch of Kerala Police has issued notice Swapna Suresh A case of conspiracy has been registered against him on the complaint of MLA and former minister. Katie Jaleel,
The Crime Branch asked him to appear before the investigating officers at the Kochi Police Club on July 5.
He is the main accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case.
Thiruvananthapuram Cantonment Police has registered a case against swapna On June 8 this year, Jaleel’s complaint sought an inquiry into the allegations leveled against him by Swapna Suresh in the gold smuggling case and alleging that she conspired and made defamatory statements against her.
The police have registered a case against him under sections 153 (abetment with intent to cause riot) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
Earlier this week, she evaded questioning when the Crime Branch issued a notice explaining the reason for the ED’s questioning in the gold smuggling case.
Swapna Suresh, the main accused in the gold smuggling case, said on Wednesday that the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan He had lied in the Assembly on Tuesday and urged them to release the CCTV footage of the Cliff House and Secretariat in view of the probe into the matter.
“Yesterday Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan spoke a lot in the assembly. It came to my notice that he had told a lot of lies to mislead the public by standing at a very holy place,” Suresh told reporters today.
“The Chief Minister said that he has often seen me with the Consul General. There is no approval of the Ministry of External Affairs for such meetings. All these meetings were facilitated by his point of contact, i.e. Shivshankar. All these meetings were against are protocols.”
He demanded the Chief Minister to release the CCTV footage of the Cliff House (the official residence of Kerala CM) and the Secretariat from 2016 to 2020.
“After 7 p.m. with the consul general, I went to Cliff House for secret meetings for his needs. Also, I went there alone before. You can see in the scenes that there’s no security check for me. It was. Go there. Standing in the assembly to mislead people, it is not ethical to lie so openly as to say that you do not know Swapna Suresh.”
In the assembly on Tuesday, Vijayan said that Swapna is a person who is accused of gold smuggling and other cases and the Congress-led opposition is taking her words as the ultimate truth and using them here. He also referred to him as someone who is now being guided by the forces of the Sangh Parivar.
Swapna earlier this month deposed before a magistrate under section 164(5) where she claimed that Vijayan and his wife and their daughter Veena had smuggled currency into the UAE.
Swapna said that it was she who facilitated several meetings with the Consul General of the UAE at the Chief Minister’s residence which was against all protocols as permission was not taken from the Ministry of External Affairs.
On July 5, 2020, 30 kg of 24-karat gold worth Rs 14.82 crore was seized from a diplomatic bag by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs at the Thiruvananthapuram airport, which was to be delivered to the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram. .
M Sivashankar, principal secretary to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, was suspended and removed from the post after a preliminary inquiry. National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation.