High-level team to probe case against Swapna Suresh, Vijesh Pillai

Vijesh Pillai
Swapana Suresh, Vijesh Pillai. Photo: Screengrab/Manorama news

Thiruvananthapuram: A high-level team of Kerala police will probe into the allegations against Swapna Suresh, key accused in gold smuggling case and Vijesh Pillai

The police formed the probe team after recieving a complaint from a CPM party worker in Kannur.

Supreintendant of Police Hemalatha will lead the team which also has cyber experts.

Early this month, Swapna had claimed that Vijesh Pillai had approached her in Bengaluru -- where she currently resides --, and offered her Rs 30 crore besides a safe passage to Malaysia to withdraw her case against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his family.

Pillai had warned that if she turned down the offer, CPM state secretary M.V.Govindan who was very angry, might even eliminate her, she had alleged.

While Swapna filed a case against Pillai in Bengaluru, a local level CPM party leader at Taliparamba filed a case against her and Pillai stating that they were in unison to create trouble and ruin peace through these baseless allegations. The police registered a case against the duo under charges for conspiracy, incitement of violence, and furnishing fake documents.

To probe into the complaint, the Kerala Police on Tuesday finalised a high-level police team and as a first step, the team will take the statement from the party worker and then proceed further.

Pillai had filed a counter complaint against Swapna refuting her allegations.

In a related development, Govindan has sent a lawyer notice to Swapna which she welcomed saying she will never ever render an apology to Govindan and fight it out.

Both the Congress and the BJP leadership have taken potshots against Vijayan and his family who are yet to send Swapna a notice despite her accusing the "first" family of having indulged in smuggling of gold and currencies. His silence means it's an open admission of guilt, they added.
(with inputs from IANS)

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