Kochi: Mystery looms over the identity and past of Shaj Kiran, the man closely associated with Swapna Suresh and who plays a significant part in the revelations regarding the gold smuggling case.
It is rumoured that Shaj Kiran is the director of five companies, which include 20K Agri Tech Private Limited, Famco Agro Tech, Prime Grow Agritech Private Ltd and others. It is alleged that there is something suspicious behind how he accumulated so much wealth in a short period of time.
Swapna said that she met Shaj in connection with Believers Church. She also told the media that M Shivsankar introduced Shaj to her. However, Believers Church denied rumours that he was the director of the institution and his relation to the church. It has also come to light that Shaj's wife worked in the engineering section of a hospital owned by the church.
It is also alleged that Shaj was not booked due to his political connections. Shaj mentioning that he was talking to ADGP while holding a conversation with Swapna clearly depicts the presence of senior officials in the case. However, the police are yet to investigate the matter.
Previously, Shaj worked in several media outlets before shifting his career to Public Relations. He also held a good rapport with many senior leaders in several political parties.