UNA case: External Affairs Ministry’s lookout notice against Jasmin Shah, three others
Thiruvananthapuram: The External Affairs Ministry has issued a lookout notice against four persons, including United Nurses Association national president Jasmin Shah, in connection with the UNA financial fraud case.
The notice directed to capture, detain or take into custody all the four accused at any airport inside the country.
The external affairs ministry issued the circular following a special request from the crime branch DGP. The investigation team assumes the accused are abroad. Hence the crime branch approached the centre seeking to issue the circular which would enable their arrest at any airport. As per the circular, airport police can capture and hand over the accused to crime branch.
Besides Jasmin Shah, UNA Kerala president Joby Joseph, who is also the second accused in the case, Jasmin Shah’s driver Nithin Mohan and office staff Jithu are the other persons named in the circular. The crime branch had issued a lookout notice against the four accused two weeks ago. However, the accused did not surrender and the officials were unable to trace them. it is in this situation that the crime branch approached the external affairs ministry for the latest circular.
When crime branch issued the lookout notice, Jasmin Shah through a Facebook post said he would return to Kerala after Onam. Later, he reportedly informed about coming to Kerala on September 18. However, Jasmin Shah is yet to return to Kerala.
In this situation, the crime branch approached the centre. The investigation team is hopeful of arresting the accused from one of the airports in the country.