Kochi: Customs is all set to submit a preliminary charge sheet in the gold smuggling case, as the main accused have been granted bail due to the delay in filing the charge sheet. It was a setback for Customs that the suspects, including Swapna Suresh and KT Ramees, were released on bail.
Of the 17 accused in the case, 10 were granted bail in a case registered by the Customs Preventive in gold smuggling case.
The accused, including Swapna Suresh and KT Rameez, were released on bail on July 6 after failing to submit a charge sheet after 60 days in a case registered by the Customs.
The main accused are still in remand only because there are NIA cases filed by UAPA. The probe team believe that with the release of the accused on bail, they will use their influence to escape and sabotage the case.