Kochi: M. Sivasankar, former principal secretary to CM, moved the Kerala High Court for bail in connection with the gold smuggling case.
Earlier. the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court denied bail to Sivasankar in connection with the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate.
ED in the report filed at the Special Court stated that the money seized from Swapna's locker was kick-back meant for Sivasankar in Wadakkanchery LIFE Mission project.
ED stated that Sivasankar was the mastermind behind the gold smuggling.
Previously, the former IT secretary had filed an affidavit claiming that he was pressurised by the ED to name certain politicians.