Thiruvananthapuram: Swapna Suresh, accused in the Gold smuggling case on Thursday alleged that Sivasankar IAS, the former principal secretary to CM is behind the crime branch's move of filing a charge sheet against her over the Air India SATS forgery case.
"He might have used his power to file charge sheet hastily. Let the people decide all these things. All cases are connected. I'm not ready to comment on the matter as the case is pending before the court," she added.
Swapna observed that the latest developments are in response to her for breaking her silence on Sivasankar's claims in his autobiography.
"I only reacted against Sivasankar's false allegations against me. It does not matter who stands with him and support him. I only responded to the allegations he leveled against me. That is my right, my freedom," Swapna declared.
She said that she is ready to go to any extent to stick with her stand even though it is a very dangerous gamble.
"My response was against a very powerful, influential official. We do not know what will happen in the coming days. But, I am ready to face whatever is going to happen," she said.
Earlier, the investigation team of the Crime Branch submitted the charge sheet of the case before the Judicial first class magistrate court here on Thursday.
The charge sheet named Air India SATS vice-chairman Binoy Jacob as the first accused in the case. Swapna is named as the second accused in the case.
As per the case, the accused forged the signatures of the women staff of Air India-SATS which were later used to fabricate sexual harassment case against an Air India whistleblower LS Sibu.