ED opposes M Sivasankar’s bail plea in court


Binil/Mathrubhumi News

M Sivasankar | Photo: B Muraleekrishnan|Mathrubhumi

Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate has opposed the bail plea of M Sivasankar at the court here. The IAS official was arrested over money laundering charges related to gold smuggling case.

ED has submitted an affidavit before the court opposing Sivasankar’s bail plea on Wednesday.

In the affidavit, ED pointed out Sivasankar’s influence on higher officials and evidence obtained against him in the case.

M Sivasankar is one of the senior IAS officials in the state. Hence, if he is released on bail, he will try to influence and intervene in probe. So, bail should not be granted to him, ED requested the court.

While considering the bail plea, the court will examine whether granting bail to the accused will interrupt the probe and whether he will be available for trial into the case.

Additional solicitor general Suryaprakash Rao from Delhi is appearing in the court via Google Meet to oppose the bail plea. Noted lawyer B Raman Pillai is appearing for Sivasankar.

The hearing is ongoing at the court.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from Mathrubhumi.com

Youtube
Telegram
Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.