CM Raveendran to remain in hospital; not to appear before ED for interrogation
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister’s Additional Private Secretary CM Raveendran will not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday for interrogation, as he is yet to be discharged from the hospital due to post-COVID health issues.
The hospital authorities claim that he will have to remain in the hospital due to breathing difficulties. The ED had sent a notice asking him to appear for interrogation on Friday. Following this, he was admitted in the hospital.
Currently, Raveendran has been admitted in the MCU of Thiruvananthapuram medical college. The oxygen level in his blood is extremely low and he is also suffering from other post COVID difficulties. So, the doctors instructed him to continue his treatment at the hospital.
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 the other day. The investigation agency sent another notice asking him to appear for interrogation after he was discharged.
CM Raveendran was served the notice in connection with the transactions in the IT department. Swapna Suresh had stated that apart from M Sivasankar, CM Raveendran also had contacted her. The investigation agency received information that along with Sivasankar, CM Raveendran was also involved in the appointment of certain people in the IT department.