Swapna Suresh is an Indian IT professional who came into the limelight in the 2020 Kerala gold smuggling case. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs seized 30 kilograms (66 lb) of 24-carat gold worth ₹14.82 crores on 5 July 2020 from Swapna Suresh and his companions.
Swapna Suresh was born on Thursday, 4 June 1981 (age 41 years; as of 2022) in Abu Dhabi. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Suresh Sukumaran. Her mother’s name is Prabha Suresh. She has a brother who lives outside India.
Husband & Children
She is married to Jayasankar. The couple has two children, a son and a daughter.
Jobs and Frauds
Swapna Suresh began working at Abu Dhabi airport in the passenger service department soon after finishing her studies. Thereafter, she moved to India after some time and joined a travel agency in Thiruvanthapura and worked there for two years. In 2013. she began working at Air India Sats as an HR executive. During her tenure in the company, Swapna Suresh conspired with an airport staff member in a sexual harassment case with the assistance of some senior executives of the organization by creating the fake signatures of 17 women staff employees. Soon this staff person lodged a police complaint against Swapna Suresh; however, her influence stopped the investigation. She then joined the UAE Consulate branch of the Kerala state as a secretary of the Consulate General in 2016. During her tenure in the organization, she made some links in social, bureaucratic, and political circles by introducing herself as a diplomat. Reportedly, the same office a year ago suspended her due to her involvement in a criminal case. Later, a senior IAS officer and IT secretary of Kerala, M Sivasankar, recommended Swapna Suresh to Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL) and appointed her as a marketing executive in the organization. In 2020, Swapna Suresh was accused in the 2020 Kerala gold smuggling case by the Enforcement Directorate of India along with Sarith Kumar, Fazil Farid, Sandeep Nair, M.Sivasankar, and Rashed Khamis Ali Musaiqri Alshemeli. M Sivasankar was also suspended from the ministry due to his connections with Swapna Suresh. The investigation team revealed that M Sivasankar appointed her as a temporary contractual employee at PricewaterhouseCoopers with fake educational documents. Soon, a police investigation was started by KSITIL to pursue an investigation against PwC for designating her. KSITIL officials declared,
Suresh, a graduate, was qualified for the job, her brother living abroad told the media she hadn’t even completed the state school board exam. One of her former colleagues at a travel agency also doubted about her qualification, saying she had completed only Class XII.”
In this probe, it was disclosed that some financial discrepancies were also initiated by her in an apartment construction project in Vadakanchery. However, Swapna Suresh was granted bail on 5 October 2020. The Enforcement Directorate of India investigated Anil Nambiar, a TV journalist and coordinating editor of Janam TV, in the 2020 Kerala gold smuggling case as he was in contact with Swapna Suresh when the smuggled gold was captured by the Customs on 5 July 2020. In June 2022, a new conspiracy case was lodged against her by the former minister KT Jaleel.
- Swapna Suresh inked a tattoo on the left side of her chest.
- Swapna Suresh’s ancestral home is at Balaramapuram, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India.
- Swapna Suresh can fluently speak Arabic, Hindi, and English languages.