The courtroom granted him bail as a result of the customs division did not file the cost sheet within the case. But Sivasankar will stay within the jail as a result of the case registered towards him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) nonetheless exists.

ANI, Kochi

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:01 PM IST

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (Economic Offences) Court on Monday granted bail to M Sivasankar, former principal secretary on the Kerala Chief Minister’s Office within the Kerala Gold Smuggling Case.

This is within the case registered by the Customs Department. The courtroom granted him bail as a result of the customs did not file the cost sheet within the case.

But Sivasankar will stay within the jail as a result of the case registered towards him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) nonetheless exists.

The Kerala gold smuggling case pertains to the smuggling of gold within the state by way of diplomatic channels. It had come to gentle after 30 kg gold price 14.82 crore smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage was busted by the Customs in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5, 2019.

It is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), National Investigative Agency (NIA) and Customs division.

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