Kerala Gold Smuggling: NIA conducts searches at 5 locations

New Delhi, Nov 21: The National Investigation Agency conducted searches at 5 locations in Mallapuram and Kozhikode in Kerala in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

The case pertains to the seizure of 30 kgs gold worth Rs 14.82 crore on July 5 at the Trivandrum International Airport from the baggage addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram. 

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: ED focus on flagship schemes of Kerala CM’s office

New Delhi, Nov 03: The focus would be on the office of the Kerala Chief Minister in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case. The Enforcement Directorate is tracking alleged payoffs of Rs 4 crore in the CM’s Life Mission project.

This is a housing scheme for those displaced by the floods. Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan’s former principal secretary, M Sivasankar who was arrested by the ED is being questioned on the alleged bribes received in the project. He is also being questioned about the contract that was awarded to the Kochi based Unitac builders, sources have told OneIndia. 

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NIA arrests fugitive and key accused in Kerala Gold Smuggling case

Rabin K Hameed

New Delhi, Oct 27: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key accused in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

Rabins K Hameed, aged 42 and a resident of Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district, Kerala was arrested at the Kochi International Airport upon his arrival from Dubai. 

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The D-Gang connection to the Kerala Gold Smuggling case

New Delhi, Oct 15: The accused in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case visited Tanzania several time where the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim has an extensive network, the National Investigation Agency told a special court in Kochi. 

The NIA said that accused number 5, K T Ramees and accused 13 M Sharafuddin had visited Tanzania several times and met with Dawood’s contact Feroze and discussed ways to smuggle firearms into the country. Ramees, it may be recalled was caught with smuggled revolvers at the Kozhikode airport. He however got away by paying a fine, while stating that he was a member of the shooting association. 

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Four more arrested in Kerala Gold Smuggling case, incriminating material seized

fasil-kerala-goldNew Delhi, Aug 27: The National Investigation has arrested four more persons in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

Those arrested are Jifsal, Aboobacker P, Abdu Shameen and Abdul Hameed. They are accused of conspiring with the other accused and also financing the smuggling of gold through import cargo addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram. They have also been accused of receiving smuggled gold and proceeds from the racket.

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Four who helped procure gold in Kerala smuggling case arrested

kerala-goldNew Delhi, Aug 15: The National Investigation Agency has arrested four more persons in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

Those arrested are Mohammad Anwar, Hamzath, Kunjumon and Hamjad. All the four are residents of Malappuram District.

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: There is evidence says court while rejecting Swapna’s bail plea

swapnaNew Delhi, Aug 10: A special NIA court has rejected the bail petition of Swapna Suresh an accused in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

There is prima facie evidence that she was involved in the gold smuggling, the court also observed while rejecting her bail plea.

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: NIA digs deeper, makes fresh arrests

kerala-goldNew Delhi, Aug 05: The custodial interrogation of K T Ramees, the prime accused in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case has revealed that he was aided and assisted by co-conspirators Sharafudeen and Shafeeq in collecting the smuggled gold from arrested accused Sandeep Nair at Thiruvananthapuram and further distributing the contraband among other co-conspirators.

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: Deliberate attempt to undermine economic stability of India

kerala smugglingNew Delhi, Aug 04: The National Investigation Agency said that the accused in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case made a deliberate attempt to undermine the economic stability of the country.
Gold and narcotics are the most preferred means of funding for terrorist activities. After the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, the agencies are on high alert regarding terror funding, the NIA also said.

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: Senior IAS officer to be quizzed by NIA today

msivasankarNew Delhi, July 28: Former principal secretary to Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan and senior IAS officer, M Sivasankar will be questioned against by the National Investigation Agency today in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

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