The Customs on Friday informed the Kerala High Court that Swapna Suresh, one of the prime accused in the diplomatic gold smuggling case, has disclosed with clarity that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly P.P. Foreign currency was smuggled at the behest of Sriramakrishnan. .
Commissioner of Customs (Preventive) Sumit Kumar said in a statement filed before the High Court that he had made “shocking revelations” with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s previous Consulate General of the UAE and illegal monetary transactions.
Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), Kochi granted protection to Swapna Suresh in response to a petition filed by the state government in response to an order of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Offenses) court. At the Women’s Prison and Correctional Home, Attakulangara, Thiruvananthapuram.
The Commissioner of Customs reported that Swapna Suresh had made “shocking revelations” about the Chief Minister, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and three ministers in the state cabinet. It also revealed the participation of high-profile individuals and the comebacks they received from various deals. She was aware of all these transactions and was a witness as she was well versed in Arabic language and had worked as a translator in these transactions. The role of former Principal Secretary Sivanakaran in the relationship between high-profile politicians from Kerala and UAE consulate officials, as well as some others, and coordinating illicit financial behavior under the guise of various government activities and projects was also revealed. . By him.
The Customs was prepared to produce copies of Swapna Suresh’s statement filed under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure and under Section 108 of the Customs Act. In fact, most of the facts revealed by the main accused were particularly important within his personal knowledge and can be presented as evidence in appropriate proceedings.
The statement said that Swapna Suresh’s apprehension about her safety in jail and the threat to her life was entirely justified and that she could not be found at fault in seeking protection as the facts disclosed were highly sensitive.
The government said in its petition that the magistrate court’s assertion that there was no basis for mistrusting Swapna Suresh’s version as it was made without seeking a report from the Director General of Prisons. The government submitted that the ACJM court should seek details from the jail authorities before verifying them and verify them.