Sivasankar's arrest delayed as decoding of digital documents took time

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The investigation is progressing under the direct supervision of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

M Sivasankar | Photo: B Muraleekrishnan | Mathrubhumi

Kochi: The arrest of former principal secretary to the chief minister M Sivasankar was delayed as the procedures to decode the digital documents was completed very slowly.

Sivasankar's phone records were seized by the Customs and this was sent to C-DAC for examination. The details of these documents were received from C-DAC only two weeks ago. With this, the probe team found out that many of Sivasankar's statements were misleading.

The probe team also reached the conclusion that Sivasankar is not cooperating with the investigation and that he should be interrogated taking him into custody. Following this, they took him into custody from his residence in Thiruvananthapuram on October 16.

As Sivasankar suspected arrest, he felt physical discomforts and was hospitalized. The investigation officers believe that Sivasankar knew that the probe team had collected the phone records. Soon after this, Sivasankar filed anticipatory bail plea in Customs case too.

The investigation is progressing under the direct supervision of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. The central intelligence agencies have informed that if the smuggling team can bring gold, they can also deliver weapons in the same method.

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