EW DELHI: The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) has arrested six extra folks and carried out searches at six locations in reference to the Kerala gold smuggling case, an official mentioned on Sunday. The company has up to now arrested 10 […]
The company has up to now arrested 10 folks within the case of smuggling of gold by diplomatic baggage addressed to the UAE consulate in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram.
On July 30, two accused – Jalal A M of Ernakulam and Stated Alavi E of Malappuram – have been arrested for conspiring with the arrested accused Ramees Ok T, an NIA spokesperson mentioned.
On July 31, two extra accused, Mohammed Shafi P and Abdu P T, each residents of Malappuram, have been arrested within the case, he mentioned.
On August 1, the NIA arrested two extra folks – Ernakulam-residents Muhammad Ali Ebrahim and Muhammad Ali – after investigation revealed that they have been a part of the conspiracy, in addition to aiding and helping Jalal A M in amassing the smuggled gold from Ramees Ok T in Thiruvananthapuram and distributing the contraband amongst different conspirators, he mentioned.
Muhammad Ali is a member of the Standard Entrance of India and was earlier charged by the Kerala Police with chopping the palm of a professor however acquired acquitted after trial in 2015, the official mentioned.
On August 2, the NIA carried out searches at six locations – the residences of Jalal A M and Rabins Hameed in Ernakulam, and of Ramees Ok T, Mohammed Shafi, Stated Alavi and Abdu P T in Malappuram – the official mentioned.
Throughout searches, two arduous disks, one pill laptop, eight cell phones, six SIM playing cards, one digital video recorder and 5 DVDs have been seized, in addition to numerous paperwork together with financial institution passbooks, credit score/debit playing cards, journey paperwork and identification paperwork of the accused, he mentioned.
The NIA took over the probe and registered a case on July 10 towards 4 folks, together with a key lady suspect, for his or her alleged involvement in smuggling 30 kg gold value Rs 14.82 crore in a diplomatic baggage in Kerala.
Additional investigation within the case was underway, the official added.