Swapna, Sandeep sent to NIA custody till July 21

Kochi: A special NIA court in Kochi remanded Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, accused in the gold smuggling case, to NIA custody for 8 days.

This comes a day after the court had sent the accused to judicial remand while they were awaiting the result of their COVID-19 tests. Earlier in the day, both Swapna and Sandeep tested negative for the novel coronavirus and were brought to Kochi from the quarantine centre in Thrissur.

During the hearing, the NIA informed the special court that Swapna and Sandeep forged the seal and emblem of the UAE Embassy to commit the crime.

Moreover, it argued that the smuggled gold was not used for jewellery purpose, but for terror activities.

Swapna and Sandeep shall remain in NIA custody till July 21.


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