Ernakulum: Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, the accused duo over the gold smuggling case through diplomatic baggage, was reached at the NIA office in Kochi. The accused was brought to the NIA office amid raising protest from the opposition parties who demanded resignation of the Chief Minister whose office allegedly involved in the gold smuggling scam. The accused was brought to NIA court at Kadavanthra. The accused will be sent for NIA custody if their bail plea rejected by the NIA court.
The vehicle carrying Swapna and Sandeep crossed Kerala border at walayar check post today morning. Swapna, a former employee at the UAE consulate and currently employed at the state IT department is the key suspected over gold smuggling scam extending to anti -national level.
S Shiv Shankar , IT Secretary and former Principle Secretary to the Chief Minister will be questioned over the case. He was allegedly involved in the appointment of Swapna who was alleged to be not qualified for the post in IT department.