New Delhi: Senior advocate Kapil Sibal is paid a fee of Rs 15.5 lakh to appear for Kerala Government in Gold Smuggling Case. His fees is paid every time he appears for the government in the case.
Earlier this week, Enforcement Directorate submitted an affidavit in Supreme Court requesting the trial in the gold smuggling case to be shifted from Thiruvananthapuram to Bengaluru. During the hearing, Kapil Sibal appeared for the state government.
Similarly, an order was issued by V Hari Nair, law secretary, to hand over fees to Sibal when Supreme Court heard a petition filed by ED on October 10. Further, the order also directed the advocate general for legal steps to allocate the fees.
Meanwhile, the court will next hear ED's plea on November 3. Kapil Sibal will appear for the state government.