IS link emerges in gold smuggling case

Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) made a sensational claim in the Kerala High Court on Friday saying that they have an intelligence report which says that there are 'Islamic State' links to the gold smuggling racket.

While hearing the bail plea of the prime accused Swapna Suresh, Centre's council argued strongly that no bail should be permitted for Swapna and other accused since they have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The counsel informed that they have strong evidence against Swapna, Sandeep Nair and Sarith that they were involved in the gold smuggling racket and they should be interrogated by the agency to find out the emerging links. Meanwhile, Swapna Suresh's advocate sought an FIR copy which NIA has refused to furnish since its a serious matter of concern. Desk: Asianet Online