Attempt to sabotage gold smuggling case: ED moves SC to cancel bail of Sivasankar
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding to cancel the bail granted to M Sivasankar in connection with the gold smuggling case.
The ED stated in the apex court that Sivasankar tried to sabotage the case using his influence after getting bail and the state government’s threat to register case against ED officials makes it difficult to perform their duty.
The petition filed by the ED against the high court order granting bail to Sivasankar is currently under consideration of the supreme court. Earlier, the court had rejected the plea seeking to stay the bail order.
However, Deputy Director at ED headquarters Jitendra Kumar Gogia filed a plea in the top court alleging that Sivasankar tried to interfere with the investigation after he was out on bail.
According to ED’s complaint, Sivasankar tried to create fake evidence against the ED officials. The statement of two women police officers, who were in charge of key accused Swapna Suresh, is pointed out in the petition.
The lady officers had stated that the probe officers forced Swapna to give statement against the chief minister. This information was later leaked to the media. However, the ED pointed out that Swapna confirmed that she did not face any pressure to give statement.
The ED officials also rejected accused Sandeep Nair’s statement that he was forced to give statement against the chief minister. They added that they did not interrogate when he was in judicial custody.