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NIA conducts inspection again at C-Apt

Thiruvananthapuram: National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the terror angle in the diplomatic baggage gold smuggling case conducted an inspection again at Kerala State Centre for Advanced Printing and Training (C-Apt) at Vattiyoorkavu on Wednesday.

This was the second day the NIA conducted search at the C-Apt to examine documents related to the vehicle used for transporting Quran bundles in Kerala and Karnataka.

The NIA team who registered the statements of former C-Apt director M Abdul Rahman, a few staff and the drivers, collected various records and GPS equipment of the vehicles.

Earlier, Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel was quizzed by the NIA and the Customs in connection with his involvement in collecting Quran bundles and other gifts from the UAE Consulate here.

The Quran bundles were taken to Thodupuzha and Malappuram in the vehicles of C-Apt. It was alleged that the cargo containing Quran was received by KT Jaleel on March 3 this year, and it weighed 4,479 kilograms. The investigation agencies were trying to know whether it was Quran or gold or weapons.

A total of 32 boxes were sent to C-Apt from the UAE consulate. Though two boxes were opened in front of the C-Apt employees, 30 have been sent to Malappuram.

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