Three Kerala Police officials on deputation were removed from service at Bureau of Immigration at the international airport. The action follows their suspected nexus with gold smuggling rackets.
The Customs Preventive Wing had recently held a person hailing from Kozhikode who attempted to smuggle two kg gold from Dubai. Shamsudeen Basheer, the accused, told the Customs officials that he was supposed to hand over the gold bars to an airport official who would wait from him near the toilet.
The Customs in its report filed to the Economic Offices court in Kochi accused three immigration officials of helping the gold smuggling racket.
BJP, CPM Workers Arrested
The Aryanad police registered two cases against 17 BJP and CPM workers in connection with a clash at Vellanad Junction on Tuesday evening.
The untoward incidents were sparked off after local DYFI and CPM workers erected a flex board depicting Narendra Modi as a vampire. Irked BJP-RSS workers destroyed the board, leading to the clash. Six CPM workers and one BJP worker were admitted to local hospitals.
The Pallickal police arrested a person found in suspicious circumstances at Madavoor on Wednesday. The arrested Rajesh, 26, of Shangumugham, is an accused in several theft cases. ENS