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In Contact With UAE On Probe Into Gold Smuggling Case: International Ministry


On Sunday, 30 kg gold hid in diplomatic baggage was seized on the Thiruvananthapuram airport.

New Delhi:

The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) on Thursday mentioned that India is in contact with the UAE authorities relating to the probe into the Kerala gold smuggling case.

“We’re within the contact with UAE authorities relating to the investigation into this matter,” MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned on being requested ”if the attache at UAE Consulate in connection to Kerala gold smuggling case got here to Delhi on Sunday and has now left the nation.

A prime diplomat of the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram has returned to his nation. The political management in Kerala has blamed the Centre for permitting the diplomat, an attache within the UAE consulate, to depart the nation at a time when a probe is underway within the Kerala gold rip-off case.

As per media stories, the event got here shortly after two extra individuals have been arrested by the investigating companies within the Kerala gold smuggling scandal earlier at present.

On July 7, the authorities in UAE have launched an investigation into the gold smuggling case to seek out out who despatched the cargo containing gold to the deal with of UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.

The Embassy mentioned that the culprits haven’t solely dedicated a significant crime but in addition “sought to tarnish the repute of the UAE mission in India” and they won’t be spared.

“The authorities within the UAE have launched an investigation to seek out out who despatched the cargo containing gold to the deal with of the UAE consulate,” the UAE Embassy in New Delhi mentioned in a tweet.

“The authorities have harassed that the culprits who not solely dedicated a significant crime but in addition sought to tarnish the repute of the UAE mission in India is not going to be spared. We stay dedicated to cooperating with Indian authorities in attending to the foundation of the crime,” it added.

On Sunday, 30 kg gold hid in diplomatic baggage was seized on the Thiruvananthapuram worldwide airport right here by the Customs Division.

Swapna Suresh, who was employed in House Park and Kerala State Data Expertise Infrastructure Restricted (KSITL), is on the run after the seizure of gold on the airport whereas Sarith Kumar, who had earlier labored as a PRO in UAE Consulate-Common”s workplace, has been arrested.

KSITL comes beneath the IT division, a portfolio held by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. She was ousted after being named as an accused within the gold smuggling case.

M Sivasankar, who was Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary and served as IT secretary, has been faraway from each the posts.

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