K T Jaleel | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kochi: CPM Thavanur MLA and ex-minister KT Jaleel reacted to the allegations raised against him in the latest affidavit filed by the Gold Smuggling Case accused Swapna Suresh. Referring to Swapna’s claim that Flyjac Logistics company owner Madhav Warrier is his benami, Jaleel said that it is better Swapna named Warrier rather than any Kunjipokker lest it would have landed him in more trouble.
Swapna in her affidavit to the court said that KT Jaleel had a close relationship with the then UAE Consul general. It is alleged that this relationship helped Jaleel import 17 tones of dates to Kerala with the help of a logistics company. Further, she claimed that the consul general told her that Madhav Warrier, owner of Flyjac Logistics in Mumbai, was a benami of Jaleel.
She pointed out that crates containing dates were very heavy. Later, some of the crates were found missing after they reached Indian shores. Additionally, she also mentioned that the Quran was also imported with the help of the same company.