Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday grilled M. Sivasankar, former principal secretary to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in connection with the gold smuggling case.
Sivasankar was earlier questioned by the National Investigation Agency and Customs department in the same case.
The ED had made a submission in the special court dealing with economic offences in Kochi saying after questioning Swapna Suresh, second accused in the smuggling case, it came to know that Sivasankar was aware of her questionable integrity.
It also said when the state government officials went to the United Arab Emirates in 2018 to seek flood assistance she was in the country to co-ordinate their visit.
It showed she had considerable influence at the CM’s office, the ED said in the affidavit.