Sachin Das Arrested by Kerala Police Who Prepared Fake Education Certificate For Swapna Suresh

Kerala Police arrested Sachin Das from Amritsar, Punjab on suspicion of forging degree documents for the gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh.

Sachin Das Arrested by Kerala Police Who Prepared Fake Education Certificate For Swapna Suresh

A man was apprehended by the Kerala Police in Punjab in connection with the Swapna Suresh fake education certificate case. Sachin Das was arrested by the Thiruvananthapuram Cantonment police in Amritsar earlier on Tuesday. Das is accused of giving fake certificates of Ambedkar University to people like Swapna Suresh.

Kerala Police have alleged that gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh got a job in Space Park by producing fake certificates. Swapna Suresh was suspended from her duties after the gold smuggling case came into the public eye.

An investigation recently conducted found that Swapna Suresh had received a fabricated certification from the Babasaheb Ambedkar Technical University of Maharashtra. This document was then used as part of the application process for a position at Space Park. The person responsible for the falsification, Sachin Das, was taken into custody by Cantonment Police from Amritsar. He will be transported to Kerala via train by the police.

According to sources, a gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh used to earning around Rs 3.18 lakhs per month from her job. However, after the revelation of the smuggling case, Suresh was stripped of her position in the Space Park company and it was ordered that her salary would be recovered from her.

Gold Smuggling case

Sarith PS, a worker at the UAE Consulate, was brought into jail when Thiruvananthapuram Airport customs officers seized 30 kilograms of gold worth Rs 15 crore from a diplomatic consignment sent to a person there on July 5, 2020. The case then gained traction when Swapna Suresh, a former employee of the consulate, and M Sivasankar, then-chief minister of Kerala, were arrested in connection with the scam. In connection with complaints made by the Kerala police, ED, and Customs, Swapna was detained.

On November 6, 2021, Swapna was released after obtaining bail in every case and her imprisonment under COFEPOSA was revoked. The accused persons allegedly gathered money by exploiting import shipments addressed to diplomats at the UAE Consulate General in Thiruvananthapuram and smuggled 167 kg of gold between November 2019 and June 2020, according to the charge sheet.