SWAPNA SURESH, ARRESTED IN GOLD SMUGGLING SCANDAL, RELEASED ON BAIL

Swapna Suresh, the second accused in the gold smuggling case was released on bail from the Trivandrum Jail. She was let out of prison on Sunday after 16 months in prison. She secured bail in all six cases against her by various investigation agencies. She was granted bail by the Kerala High Court on November 2 in a case registered by the National Investigation Agency under UAPA. The court granted bail to her and the 7 other accused in the case. The court stated that prima facie, it could not be found that they committed any ‘terrorist act’.

 

The case brought in many controversies bringing the focus to the Chief Minister’s officer and a suspension of an IAS officer in the CM’s team. The case, later on, saw no mileage, with the ruling party accusing the opposition Congress of amplifying unnecessary allegations due to state elections. 

 

When she walked out of jail holding her mother shand, she did not answer any questions from the media, saying she would address the issue in detail later.  

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