A Principal Sessions courtroom in Kochi on Tuesday granted bail to Swapna Suresh, a key accused within the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, in reference to a cash laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.
However, she’s going to stay in jail as she has additionally been arrested in one other case associated to gold smuggling being probed by the National Investigation Agency, which has additionally slapped the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act towards her.
The courtroom had reserved its order on the bail plea of Swapna Suresh final week.
Notably, she has additionally secured bail in a case associated to gold smuggling being probed by the Customs division. She was granted bail because the Customs didn’t file the ultimate report inside the prescribed timeframe of 60 days.
The Kerala gold smuggling case, which is being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Enforcement Directorate and the Customs division, pertains to the smuggling of gold within the state via diplomatic channels.
The matter had come to mild after 30 kg gold value Rs 14.82 crores smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage was busted by the Customs in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5.