NIA vehicle sustains puncture; Swapna Suresh shifted to another vehicle
Palakkad: Diplomatic baggage gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh has been taken to another vehicle after the NIA vehicle had a puncture.
The NIA vehicle sustained the puncture after passing Alathur, here in the district while the two accused were being brought to Kerala from Bengaluru. This created a brief delay in transporting the accused.
Following the puncture, Swapna was taken to the vehicle carrying Sandeep Nair. But after some time, this vehicle was also stopped on the highway for several minute. The journey was resumed after clearing the confusion over transporting the two accused.
Swapna had covered her face while inside the NIA vehicle. When the media sought her response while being shifted to the other vehicle, Swapna refused to comment. The NIA officials quickly took her to the other vehicle and resumed the journey.
The NIA team transporting the two accused from Bengaluru had entered Kerala through Walayar around 11.15 am.
The NIA team was travelling in a convoy of three vehicles. Ever since they entered Kerala, the state police have been escorting the convoy.
On learning about the accused being brought to Kerala, several Congress activists had reached Walayar carrying placards lauding the NIA team.
The two accused will be brought to Kochi by noon and will be questioned by the NIA and Customs department. The two will be taken to the NIA office before being produced before the NIA court.