Swapna Suresh, Sarith likely to be approvers; VIPs involved in case to be traced soon
Kochi: Names of some VIPs are included in the statement given by Swapna Suresh and P S Sarith, accused in the gold smuggling case and dollar smuggling case, it is hinted. Also the persons whose names are mentioned are likely to get arrested soon.
Swapna and Sarith who gave confessional statement before the magistrate will be considered as approvers. The confidential statement given by Swapna Suresh and Sarith before Ernakulam Judicial First Class court will totally affect the case.
Swapna and Sarith had revealed to Customs that apart from former IT secretary M Sivasankar some other VIPs in and outside Kerala also are involved in the dollar smuggling case. Following this, it was decided to give confidential statement.
The statements regarding the dollar smuggling case also will be recorded on Monday. After this, the Judicial First Class court will hand over these statements to the judges of the trial courts which is considering the case. Once these procedures are complete, both of the them will file application to turn themselves as approvers.
The Customs found out that black money worth Rs 100 crore was smuggled as dollars. This was invested by some VIPs in Kerala, as per reports. The Customs is interrogating Sivasankar, Swapna and Sarith in connection with the case.
They had also questioned Jayaghosh, the former gunman of UAE consulate, and driver Siddiq. Both had close contacts with the smuggling case accused. Unitac Builders MD Santhosh Eappen also was summoned and interrogated regarding the commission given to former accountant Khalid in UAE consulate.