The CBI probing the involvement of Customs officials in the Nedumbassery gold-smuggling case has submitted before the CBI Special Court that it has received evidence regarding financial transactions between Customs Deputy Commissioner C Madhavan and suspected gold smuggler T K Fayaz.
The CBI submitted this while the court considered bail petitions of all the accused in the case.
Special Prosecutor for CBI told the court that they had received clear-cut information that financial transactions did take place between Madhavan and Fayaz for which further investigation is required to unearth a larger conspiracy.
“First accused Madhavan and second accused P P Sunil Kumar (another Customs official) had received a television and mobile phone.
“On the day when two women (Arifa and Asifa) were caught with gold and the smuggling attempt was foiled, Sunil Kumar had directed other officials at the airport to not conduct any checking on Harris, Arifa and Asifa. The LED TV which they had brought was handed over to an official who placed it in the car of a Customs official. The television was later seized from the residence of that official, who submitted that he had taken the TV on the directions of Madhavan and Sunil Kumar. Mobile phone records of the accused also showed that there had been several calls between Fayaz and the accused Customs officials,” the CBI said.
The CBI also conducted a raid at a courier company which is suspected to be run by someone else for Madhavan.
The court decided to reconsider the bail petition of Madhavan and Sunil Kumar on next Thursday.
The court will give its order in the bail petitions of Fayaz, Arifa and Asifa on next Friday.