Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday had raised serious allegations against the Crime branch before the Kerala High Court for filing FIR against its investigating officer in the gold smuggling case.
The ED informed the high court that the FIR is nothing but an abuse of the process of law and a vexatious attempt to interfere with the statutory functions of the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
It also stated that Sandeep Nair, the accused in the gold smuggling case, is making frivolous allegations on the advice of highly influential persons with a malafide intention to derail the ongoing investigation.
The agency also submitted to the HC that the crime branch was trying to intimidate the officers of ED and attempting to mislead the ongoing investigation by fabricating evidence.
The ED has raised these concerns in a rejoinder filed before the Kerala High Court in the case filed by the ED Deputy Director P. Radhakrishnan seeking to quash the FIR registered against him.