The Customs will name M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as an accused in connection with the dollar smuggling case. Swapna revealed to Customs that Sivasankar was aware of the smuggling of dollars and she has done smuggling of dollars four times while travelling together.
Earlier during the interrogation, Swapna had given the statement that Sivasankar was aware of the gold smuggling activities and customs arrested Sivasankar. Customs is in the process of gathering more information regarding the gold and dollar smuggling case through diplomatic baggage. The court had granted the Customs five days of custody of Sivasanker on November 25th.
Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s additional private secretary, CM Raveendran, who was summoned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) the second time for questioning will be continuing in hospital for post-COVID-19 treatment, according to hospital authorities, on Thursday. The ED has summoned him over the money laundering case and has directed him to appear before the agency for questioning on November 27th at the Ernakulam office. However, Raveendran’s interrogation is likely to be postponed. ED had served a notice to CM Raveendran earlier, asking him to appear for interrogation on November 6. However, he soon tested COVID positive and was shifted to a hospital. He was discharged from the hospital on Monday.