Gold smuggling case accused Sandeep Nair walks out of jail
Thiruvananthapuram: Sandeep Nair, the accused in the diplomatic baggage gold smuggling case was released from Poojapura Central Jail here on Saturday.
Sandeep was released from the jail at 3:30 PM on Saturday. During his brief addressing to media personnel, he said that he stick to what he said in the court. He told the media that he need some rest now and more details regarding the case will be informed later.
Sandeep got bail in the gold smuggling case earlier. Interestingly, he confessed the crime to NIA and turned an approver in the gold smuggling case.
Though he obtained bail in the gold smuggling case, he was not released as he was in a preventive detention period of a year under the provisions of COFEPOSA.
The customs department had invoked COFEPOSA charges on Sandeep over dollar smuggling and money laundering cases.
He was released as the one year term of preventive detention was completed.