ED takes Sivasankar into custody after Kerala HC rejects his anticipatory bail plea

M Sivasankar

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Principal Secretary of Kerala Chief Minister’s office M Sivasankar was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate minutes after the Kerala High Court rejected his anticipatory bail pleas in the gold smuggling case.

He was taken into custody from Ayurveda Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram where he was admitted to.

A bench of Justice Ashok Menon pronounced the orders today in the two applications moved by Sivasankar.

The suspended IAS officer is facing probe from the agency and the Customs in the gold smuggling case.

Sivasankar has been at the centre of a political storm after his purported links to gold smuggling case main accused Swapna Suresh were revealed.


NT Bureau