THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Crime Department will conduct a probe into the voice clip presupposed to be of gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh, now in judicial custody, alleging that central companies have been placing strain on her to provide an announcement towards Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The path on this regard was issued by state DGP, Loknath Behera on Saturday.
A Particular Investigation Staff of the crime department has been entrusted to conduct the preliminary enquiry, police sources stated.
Within the clip, launched by an internet portal on Wednesday, Suresh,lodged in a girls’s jail right here, purportedly stated that the investigation companies allegedly tried to power her to call Vijayan, which she refused to do.
She was additionally requested to signal paperwork concerning her assertion with out being permitted to learn them, it was alleged the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had requested Jail DGP Rishi Raj Singh to conduct a probe into the circulation of the voice clipping, alleged to be of Suresh.
Singh had knowledgeable DGP Behera in regards to the ED’s request, following which a preliminary probe by the crime department has been ordered.
The Customs, the Nationwide Investigation Company and the ED performed separate probes into the gold smuggling racket utilizing a diplomatic channel that was unearthed with the seizure of Rs 15 crore price of the dear metallic from a baggage of the UAE consulate on the airport right here on July 5.
The ruling CPI(M) had stated ‘makes an attempt’ to power the accused to show approver quantities to difficult democracy and the legislation of the land, whereas Union minister V Muraleedharan had alleged that it was a ‘political plot’ to divert consideration from corruption expenses, forward of the native physique polls subsequent month.