In the gold smuggling case, the Customs is interrogating the wife of Sandeep, an aide of the accused Sarith. Sandeep has been absconding ever since the gold was seized by the Customs. It is learnt that there will be more culprits in the case.
Sandeep Nair’s wife Soumya is being quizzed by the officials now. Sandeep Nair is the owner of a workshop named Carbon Doctor. Speaker Sreeramakrishnan’s presence at the inaugural function of the workshop had resulted in controversies.
The Customs believe that a huge racket is involved in the smuggling. They are also trying to get Sandeep in custody. The key suspect Swapna Suresh also is absconding. The officials have started widespread search to find her. They also suspect the involvement of a customs officer who was earlier arrested in connection with gold smuggling case.
It is reported that some people who are connected with Swapna have contacted the lawyers in Kochi. She is likely to surrender. The Customs had raided Swapna’s flat in Ambalamukku for about 6 hours and collected some documents, laptop and pen drive.