Munambam human trafficking: Key conspirator has account in Swiss Bank
Thiruvananthapuram: Key conspirator of the Munambam human trafficking, Srikanthan has an account in Swiss Bank, said police. The documents that prove his huge deposit of money in the foreign bank was received in an inspection at his luxurious house at Pallivila in Kovalam. Details behind his deposit in the bank is being interrogated.
A hard disc containing details about the people who were trafficked was found from his house at Kovalam. His accounts including one at Central Bank were freezed. Police will have to probe whether the money deposited in Swiss Bank was earned from human trafficking. For this, police will seek the help of national agencies.
Srikanthan, a native of Sri Lanka had reached Kovalam via Tamil Nadu three years back. Here, he started money lending, besides, he also did textile business. Srikanthan also owned another house at Valiyavila and has given it for lease.
It is suspected that, Srikanthan used a satellite phone. His textile shop at Venganur junction was locked. Since he was a Sri Lankan native, he couldn’t buy a boat. So, the 70 percent of money spent for purchasing the boat was in the name of his friend Anil Kumar. Documents related to this were found.
Police seized the tempo traveller which was suspected to be used by Srikanthan and human trafficking gang, from Killippalam in Thiruvananthapuram. It is reported that Tamil Nadu natives who reached at Kovalam went to Munambam in this traveller.
Investigation at Kovalam is being conducted by DySP Famous Varghese and team under the leadership of Rural SP Rahul R Nair.
Two men who couldn’t sail nabbed in Delhi
Kerala police found two men from Delhi who couldn’t sail with the rest of the team from Munambam to New Zealand. Deepak and Prabhu, natives of Delhi were found from Madan Giri Ambedkar colony in Delhi.
Based on the information from Kodungallur police, Ernakulam crime detachment DySP Sojan and team, who were in Delhi nabbed the duo. Interrogation is progressing.
The two couldn’t sail with the rest of the group due to rush. But, their wives and children boarded the boat. Prabhu’s child was only 4 months old. The two men returned to Delhi via Chennai and reached home on Friday morning. It is learnt that similarly, 20 people couldn’t board the boat. It is suspected that 70 Sri Lankan natives were brought to Kerala from Delhi via Chennai by Deepak.