NIA seeks custody of Swapna Suresh

Chennai: The National Investigation Agency, which arrested Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, the second and fourth accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case in Bengaluru, has sought their custody to probe them in connection with the sensational case.

Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, have been remanded in custody for 14 days by National Investigation Agency special court.

They were detained by the NIA from Bengaluru on Saturday. The duo was picked up by about 7 pm from a service apartment in Bengaluru.

Swapna had gone into hiding on 5 July after a diplomatic baggage, addressed to the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram and containing 30 kg of gold worth Rs 14 crore, was seized by the Customs at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

NIA brought Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair from Bengaluru on Saturday night, to Kochi. Swapna along with her husband and two children reached Bengaluru two days ago.

First, they had stayed in a hotel in BTM layout then they shifted to Octave hotel in Koramangala.

Agency