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Gold Case: Accused Files Bail Plea

One of the accused in smuggling four kilograms of gold through Karipur Airport, filed a bail petition at Ernakulam District and Principal Sessions Court on Wednesday.

Published: 20th February 2014 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2014 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

One of the accused in smuggling four kilograms of gold through Karipur Airport, filed a bail petition at Ernakulam District and Principal Sessions Court on Wednesday.

Parambath Siraj of Kannur, along with another person, was arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for smuggling gold, a few weeks ago.

In the bail petition, Siraj submitted that he was innocent and was trapped by others.

He pleaded that he has no antecedents of criminal activities.

He approached the court for bail after the Ernakulam Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Economic Offence) dismissed his bail petition. He submitted that he will neither influence any witness nor tamper with evidence and will not abscond.

He said that he is ready to come up with sufficient sureties if released on bail.

Siraj and Muhammad Ansas of Panoor were arrested with four kilo gram of  gold worth `1.21 crore from the green channel of the airport.

According to DRI, the gold was handed over to the accused by a person identified as Naseer in Dubai.

Naseer approached the two men and promised them `35,000 and flight tickets.

He had told them that Customs officials in the airport would assist in getting out of the airport.

The gold belonged to Haneefa, a native of Panthakkal, Mahi, who is in the Directorate of Revenue

Intelligence list of smugglers.

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