October 16, 2020 10:31:16 pm
Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar, dealing with probe within the gold smuggling case, was shifted to a personal hospital right here after he complained of uneasiness.
Hospital sources mentioned he has been admitted to the cardiac ICU.
Customs officers had reached his residence within the metropolis to serve discover asking him to look earlier than them with some related documentsat round 6 pm tonight, when he complained of uneasiness.
Sivasankar, the previous Principal secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, was taken to the hospital by the officers in a Customs automobile.
He had been directed by the Customs to look earlier than it at Kochi on Tuesday final with some paperwork which that they had sought.
This was in continuation of Sivasankar’s questioning by Customs on Saturday.
Sivasankar knowledgeable the Customs division about his incapacity to be current on Tuesday as he needed to be on the Enforcement Directorate (ED) workplace and was requested to show up after theED interrogation.
Nonetheless, he failed to take action and left for Thiruvananthapuram, Customs sources mentioned.
Customs officers then urged that he might seem with the related paperwork within the workplace right here on Friday to which he had agreed, the sources added.
Nonetheless, after they reached his residence to serve discover, he complained of uneasiness and was taken to hospital.
Following an anticipatory bail plea by Sivasankar, the Kerala excessive courtroom had restrained the ED, probing the cash path within the gold smuggling case, from arresting him until October 23.
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