Karipur gold smuggling: Customs to approach HC seeking Arjun Aayanki’s custody


Kochi: The customs officials will approach the High Court seeking custody of Arjun Aayanki, accused in Karipur gold smuggling case. The officials took the decision after collecting crucial evidence in the case.

The customs claimed that Arjun Aayanki should be taken to custody for further interrogation. Customs have collected crucial evidence in the case while raiding the houses of Arjun Aayanki and Muhammad Shafi. With this, the customs will seek Arjun Aayanki’s custody for interrogating him along with Muhammad Shafi.

Earlier, a special court for economic offences rejected the request of the Customs to extend Arjun Aayanki’s custody period. Challenging this, customs will approach the High Court for his custody.

The customs officials seized a diary of Muhammad Shafi and another diary kept by Arjun Aayanki’s wife during the raid. After examining the two diaries, the officials claimed they got crucial evidence in the case.

Seeking Arjun Aayanki’s custody, customs will file a plea in the High Court on Tuesday. Meanwhile, customs also summoned Muhammad Shafi for interrogation.

Amidst this, customs took two more people into custody in the case. Panoor native Ajmal and his friend were taken into custody on Monday night.

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