Six extra arrested in gold smuggling case


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 2

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the present day stated it has made six recent arrests and carried out searches at six areas in reference to the Kerala gold smuggling case previously seven days. With these arrests, the company has to this point arrested 10 accused within the case.

Claiming that the company is continuous its investigation within the case “vigorously”, the NIA officers stated, two accused — Jalal AM of Ernakulam distirct and Said Alavi E of Malappuram district — have been arrested on July 30 “for conspiring with already arrested accused Ramees KT” in smuggling gold by means of diplomatic baggage addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram.

PFI member amongst these nabbed

The NIA investigation revealed that one of many arrested individuals — Muhammad Ali — is a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and was earlier chargesheeted by the Kerala Police in a case referring to palm chopping of a professor, however was acquitted after a trial in 2015

On July 31, two extra accused — Mohammed Shafi and Abdu PT, residents of Malappuram district — have been arrested for taking part in comparable roles within the crime, they stated, including on August 1, the NIA arrested one other two accused — Muhammad Ali Ebrahim and Muhammad Ali, each residents of Ernakulam district — after the investigation revealed that they have been additionally part of the conspiracy apart from aiding and aiding arrested accused Jalal AM in accumulating the smuggled gold from Ramees KT at Thiruvananthapuram.

The investigation additional revealed that Muhammad Ali is a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and was earlier chargesheeted by the Kerala Police in a case referring to palm chopping of a professor, however acquired acquitted after a trial in 2015.

“Today, the NIA personnel conducted searches at six places, including residences of accused Jalal AM and Rabins Hameed in Ernakulam and Ramees KT, Mohammed Shafi, Said Alavi and Abdu PT in Malappuram district,” stated an NIA official.

During the searches, two exhausting disks, 1 pill PC, eight cell phones, six SIM playing cards, 1 digital video recorder and 5 DVDs have been seized apart from numerous paperwork, together with financial institution passbooks, credit score/debit playing cards, journey paperwork and identification paperwork of the accused, the officers stated.



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