NIA arrests 2 more persons in gold smuggling case; uncovers evidence to prove terror links
Kochi: The National Investigation Agency, on Sunday, arrested two more persons in the gold smuggling case. The NIA team arrested Muhammadali Ibrahim and Muhammadali from Muvattupuzha. The duo was produced before NIA special court here and remanded.
Their arrest has confirmed the terrorist links in the smuggling case. Among the duo, Muhammadali Ibrahim is the 24th accused in hand chopping case of a professor in Muvattupuzha.
NIA received the information on the duo after questioning KT Ramees who was arrested earlier. Following this, the NIA team arrested them.
According to the NIA report, Muhammadali Ibrahim and Muhammadali collected the smuggled gold from Ramees and distributed it in various centres.
Ramees held talks with the duo at hotels in Thiruvananthapuram. Following this, the two distributed the gold at various centres on June 24 and 26.
The NIA team evaluates the arrest of hand-chopping case accused in gold smuggling case, as a crucial turning pointing in the case. This is considered as a crucial finding in the gold smuggling case.
The probe team hinted that further investigation into the case will uncover more details on terrorist links.