New Delhi: The National Investigation Company (NIA) has arrested six more of us and performed searches at six locations in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, an reputable said on Sunday.
The agency has to this level arrested 10 of us within the case of smuggling of gold thru diplomatic baggage addressed to the UAE consulate in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram.
On 30 July, two accused – Jalal A M of Ernakulam and Acknowledged Alavi E of Malappuram – were arrested for conspiring with the arrested accused Ramees KT, an NIA spokesperson said.
On 31 July, two more accused, Mohammed Shafi P and Abdu PT, both residents of Malappuram, were arrested within the case, he said.
On 1 August, the NIA arrested two more people – Ernakulam-residents Muhammad Ali Ebrahim and Muhammad Ali – after investigation printed that they were half of the conspiracy, besides aiding and assisting Jalal AM in accumulating the smuggled gold from Ramees KT in Thiruvananthapuram and distributing the contraband amongst other conspirators, he said.
Muhammad Ali is a member of the Neatly-liked Front of India and became as soon as earlier price-sheeted by the Kerala Police with reducing the palm of a professor but bought acquitted after a trial in 2015, the reputable said.
On 2 August, the NIA performed searches at six locations – the residences of Jalal A M and Rabins Hameed in Ernakulam, and of Ramees KT, Mohammed Shafi, Acknowledged Alavi and Abdu P T in Malappuram – the reputable said.
At some level of searches, two laborious disks, one tablet computer, eight cellphones, six SIM cards, one digital video recorder, and five DVDs were seized, besides numerous paperwork collectively with financial institution passbooks, credit rating/debit cards, dash back and forth paperwork and identity paperwork of the accused, he said.
The NIA took over the probe and registered a case on 10 July in opposition to four of us, collectively with a key woman suspect, for his or her alleged involvement in smuggling 30 kg gold rate Rs 14.82 crore in diplomatic baggage in Kerala.
Additional investigation within the case became as soon as underway, the reputable added.