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NIA Receives Intelligence Information on Dawood Ibrahim in Kerala Gold Smuggling Scandal

The Kerala smuggling scandal in July this year has once again made people sleepy because the National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigating the case has made a big disclosure; in this case, the NIA says that Kerala gold smuggling scandal The wire may be linked to the notorious mafia don Dawood Ibrahim’s D Company.

And the role of the two accused involved in the case is being investigated intensively. The NIA has also categorically stated that both the accused had gone to Tanzania and Dubai, which are Dawood’s special destinations.

 According to a top NIA official, Dawood has been trying his hand in gold smuggling earlier, and now the gold smugglers have become more active due to an increase in import duty on gold. In such a situation, Dawood may want to revive his old business once again.

 The NIA also suspects that the profits from gold smuggling are used in anti-India activities. In Kerala, the gold smuggling scandal came to light on July 5 this year when the Customs Department officials at Thiruvananthapuram Airport searched diplomatic baggage from Dubai based on secret information while searching for more than 30 kg of gold.

 Recovered and it was also discovered that many such consignments were also brought earlier. Interestingly, this gold was loaded among the items used in household goods. Dubai Embassy had said to distance itself from the case and cooperate with Indian investigative agencies in every way. 

During the investigation of this case, there was a big uproar in Kerala’s politics as many close officials of the current Chief Minister of Kerala came under the scanner of the investigation of the case. They also included IAS officer M. Shiv Shankar, principal secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala.

 The investigation of this case was started by several investigating agencies, including NIA and ED. During the investigation so far, more than 30 people have been arrested by the investigating agencies, and many are still on the agencies’ target. The National Investigation Agency has used this information during the investigation against the accused’s bail plea. 

At the same time, a thorough investigation has been started in the case. But suppose more concrete facts are found in this investigation. In that case, the NIA blast’s resonance will be heard far and wide in the political corridors, and other vital people can come in the heat of its investigation.

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