THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The crime branch has recorded the arrest of Swapna Suresh on Friday in a forgery case. The arrest was recorded by the crime branch team at the Attakulangara women’s prison where the gold smuggling case accused Suresh is lodged.
The case pertains to the forging of signatures of 16 Air India-SATS women employees for creating a false woman-harassment complaint against Air India employee L S Sibu.
The crime branch has also submitted a petition in Thiruvananthapuram judicial first class magistrate court seeking Suresh’s custody for further investigation in the case. She is the second accused in the case while AISATS vice-president Binoy Jacob is the first accused.
The crime branch had found that Suresh had forged documents and produced fake witnesses before the internal complaint cell of Air India to implicate Sibu, a whistleblower at Air India, in a fake woman harassment case. She has been charged for forgery, impersonation and cheating.
The crime branch is investigating the case based on the complaint filed by Sibu who alleged that he was targeted and framed for becoming a whistleblower and bringing out corruption cases in Air India.