In connection with the gold smuggling case, the investigation team found that the first accused Sarith had bought a machine to make a seal forge the seal of the UAE consulate. The shop owner in Thiruvananthapuram revealed that he bought the seal printing machine on the pretext that he was running a Nedumangad printing company.
The owner of a computer institute in Thiruvallam also told the NIA that the letters were printed on the letter pad of the consulate. Sarith went to the shop near the secretariat and started making fake documents. He bought the machine to make the seals because it would be doubtful that a fake seal would be made in the name of the consulate.
He also made a consulate letter pad on his own laptop. It is clear that the gold smuggling is more than a year old, with the statement that the machine was bought and copied a year ago.