Gold smuggling case: NIA court permits Customs to arrest Swapna, Sandeep
Kochi: The National Investigation Agency court has permitted Customs to arrest Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, the accused in the diplomatic baggage gold smuggling case at Thiruvananthapuram airport.
The accused, in NIA custody, was brought to the court here, as the custody period ends on Friday. Once the court procedures begin, their arrest will be recorded. The Customs had earlier submitted an application to record the arrest.
Meanwhile, the court will also consider Swapna’s bail plea today. Her lawyer had argued that the charges imposed on her under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act will not hold out as the case has no terrorist nature.