NIA confirms terrorist links with Kerala gold smuggling case; Arrests popular front activists

In the controversial Kerala gold smuggling case, NIA has confirmed terrorist links. The NIA also arrested Mohammad Ali an accused in the case of chopping off the hand of a former professor in Kerala for his ‘anti-Islamic’ reference.

According to the NIA, the gold was bought from Rameez and distributed in various places by Mohammad Ali Ibrahim and Mohammad Ali. Mohammadali was arrested earlier in connection with another controversial case of chopping off the hand of Prof. Joseph, however, was acquitted after the court found that there was no sufficient evidence against him.

With this, Kerala gold smuggling case is moving into a new phase where the NIA has already arrested a few who are connected to terrorist outfits. The probe team has indicated that further investigation into the case could reveal more evidence of terrorist links.

Though former Principal Secretary had earlier said that his visits to the key accused Swapna Suresh, new developments show that he can’t easily escape from the case that is connected to national security. As per reports, 10 people are arrested today in connection with the incident.