Kochi: Arjun Ayanki has denied any involvement in the gold smuggling case. Arjun said he would prove his innocence and not drag the party into it. He added that the media and customs are fabricating a lot. Customs, meanwhile, said Arjun Ayanki was lying. Customs said Arjun’s statement could not be taken for granted.
Arjun told customs that he was not involved in the gold smuggling and that he had come to the airport to repay the loan. Arjun claims that he knew that Mohammad Shafiq was coming with the smuggled goods but that he had come to get the money back from him.
However, it is learned that Arjun came for questioning hiding the evidence. When asked to produce his mobile phone, Arjun said that his mobile phone and identity documents including his passport were missing and that his mobile phone was lost on the way to Kozhikode. This, too, has not been taken into confidence by customs.
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The remand report filed in the customs court said that Arjun Ayanki was the main link in the gold smuggling. According to the customs remand report, several digital pieces of evidence have already been collected proving that Arjun came to Karipur for gold smuggling. Customs says Sajesh is only Arjun’s benami.