Published on: June 13, 2022 at 13:37 IST
Swapna Suresh, a main suspect in the diplomatic bags gold smuggling case, announced on Sunday that she has started the process of filing a Plea in the Kerala High Court to have the FIR against her dismissed for allegedly attempting to incite riots in the state through her recent revelations.
She said, “The vakalat has been signed and we are proceeding with the rest on Monday as I have been accused of a conspiracy.”
Swapna Suresh further stated that she would soon reveal to the media what she mentioned in her testimony under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code about LDF MLA K. T. Jaleel, who she claims conspired against her.
“It is Jaleel who is conspiring, by lodging a complaint against me and sending someone to me as a representative of the CM to settle the matter and then using that person as a witness against me,” she alleged.
“Therefore, I will soon tell you (media) everything I said about Jaleel in the 164 statement,” she added.
Lawyer told the media that the offences against Swapna Suresh carry a maximum punishment of one year imprisonment.
Subsequent to Jaleel’s complaint, the police lodged a case under Sections 153 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code against Swapna Suresh.
He said Swapna Suresh decided to move the High Court to quash the FIR as the main ingredient for making out a case under section 153 of IPC is that there should be an illegal act and disclosing what was said in the 164 statement to the media is not an illegal act.
“The case has no merit,” he said.