In a stunning revelation that came out to the public domain regarding the high-profile gold smuggling case, the key accused Swapna Suresh has revealed to the ED that the speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly P Sreeramakarishnan called her to his flat with dirty intentions, reports the New Indian Express.
“He told me about the flat’s real ownership to convince me to feel safe as he used to call me there with some personal dirty intentions,” she is quoted as saying in the deposition. She said when she did not agree, he refused to give the job he had offered her at Middle East College, Oman, in which he allegedly has an investment, the report states.
According to the document accessed by the New Indian Express, Swapna told the agency: “Sreeramakrishnan had called me to the flat in Marutham apartment and told me that it was his ‘hideout’. I went there along with Sarith (another accused in the gold smuggling case) to meet him. However, as I didn’t agree with his ‘personal interests’, the role offered to me in the Middle East college was also cancelled.”
These revelations are pointing at the deep-rooted gold mafia- politician link in Kerala.