Thiruvananthapuram: Police on Tuesday arrested a man who forged a degree certificate for Swapna Suresh, prime accused in the gold smuggling case. Earlier, it was revealed that Swapna received her job as a consultant in Space Park using the fake certificate arranged by Sachin Das, an Amritsar native.
The accused was arrested by the Cantonment police. He will be brought to Kerala via train for further questioning. The investigation into the fraud has been ongoing for the last two years.
Swapna received a job that paid her a monthly salary of Rs 3.18 lakh using the fake certificate of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technical University from Maharashtra. Following the gold smuggling case, it was decided to dismiss Swapna Suresh from her job in Space Park and recover the amount paid to her as salary.