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The main accused, including Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, are in custody after being detained under Cofeposa (Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act).(PTI Photo)

2 FIRs filled by Kerala police against ED quashed by high court

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 12:11 PM IST
The court's judgement is being seen as a big setback for the state government in its tussle with the Centre over the case.
File Photo (PTI)
File Photo (PTI)

Gold smuggling case: ED moves Kerala HC, seeks quashing of FIR against officials

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 05:49 PM IST
In its plea, the ED alleged the FIR was registered against its unnamed officials with "ulterior motive of derailing the statutory investigation".
Kerala police says that ED forced Swapna Suresh, main accused in sensational gold smuggling case, to give a statement against chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI Photo)
Kerala police says that ED forced Swapna Suresh, main accused in sensational gold smuggling case, to give a statement against chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI Photo)

Gold smuggling case: Kerala police book ED for ‘forcing’ accused to name Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 06:30 AM IST
The FIR said ED officials questioned Suresh on August 13 and 14 last year and allegedly forced to her to give a statement implicating the chief minister.
Union home minister Amit Shah is going to Kerala and Tamil Nadu for a day long visit.
Union home minister Amit Shah is going to Kerala and Tamil Nadu for a day long visit.

Amit Shah visits Kerala as Vijayan govt battles to rid gold smuggling taint

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:50 AM IST
  • Earlier, the CM had hit out at BJP's minister of state for external affairs, V Muraleedharan, alleging after his elevation, smuggling from West Asian countries increased manifold
Elections in Kerala are punctuated by several controversies, both past and present (File Photo)
Elections in Kerala are punctuated by several controversies, both past and present (File Photo)

Espionage to smuggling, scandals spice up every poll in Kerala

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvanathapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • controversies and scandals were part of the state polity in the last three decades and mushrooming digital media also played its part in amplifying them, said a political observer.
In his plea, Sivasankar said he had undergone more than 90 hours of questioning and probe agencies had failed to detect any wrong-doing on his part.(PTI PHOTO.)
In his plea, Sivasankar said he had undergone more than 90 hours of questioning and probe agencies had failed to detect any wrong-doing on his part.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kerala CM’s ex-principal secretary M Sivasankar gets bail in gold smuggling case

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:05 PM IST
Following his alleged involvement in the Kerala gold smuggling case came to the fore, M Sivasankar was suspended from service.
The NIA said the accused were part of a well-entrenched smuggling racket and Swapna Suresh was actively involved in arranging the diplomatic papers for the delivery of the consignment. (Photo: Sourced)
The NIA said the accused were part of a well-entrenched smuggling racket and Swapna Suresh was actively involved in arranging the diplomatic papers for the delivery of the consignment. (Photo: Sourced)

National Investigation Agency files case against 4 in Kerala gold smuggling scandal

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by AshutoshTripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 08:09 PM IST
It is the first time the premier agency, which handles national security, terror and security-based cases, is investigating a gold smuggling case.
Despite the CPI(M) and coalition rallying around CM Pinarayi Vijayan, many party insiders say gold smuggling scandal has dented the image of the government. (Photo @CPIMKerala)
Despite the CPI(M) and coalition rallying around CM Pinarayi Vijayan, many party insiders say gold smuggling scandal has dented the image of the government. (Photo @CPIMKerala)

Kerala gold smuggling scandal: CM Vijayan faces heat as protesters rage

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 01:25 PM IST
Youth Congress workers held a protest rally outside CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s ancestral house in Kannur.
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