Gold smuggling case: NIA court disposes Sivasankar's anticipatory bail plea

Kochi: A special NIA court in Kochi on Thursday disposed of an anticipatory bail plea filed by M. Sivasankar, former principal secretary of the Kerala Chief Ministers Office, in connection with a case related to gold smuggling.

The court disposed of the anticipatory bail plea after it was informed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that Sivasankar is not an accused as of now and the arrest is not under consideration.

"So the application is premature," the NIA submitted.

Meanwhile, the Kerala High Court is slated to consider the anticipatory bail pleas of Sivasankar in the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate and the Customs department on Friday. Asianet Online