Kochi: Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate's (Economic Offences) Court on Monday granted bail to M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister in gold smuggling case and in the case registered by Customs on Monday.
The Kerala High Court also granted him bail in the money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. As the charge sheet in the Customs case was not submitted after 60 days, he was eligible for default bail.
Though he obtained bail in these two cases, he won’t be able to come out of jail as there are others cases registered against him by that including NIA.
He was arrested by the enforcement on October 28.The charge sheet in the case registered by the customs is not yet ready. The process has just started.After questioning Rabbins K Hameed, the main accused in the gold smuggling case, it will take at least three months to implicate them in the case and that is why the delay in filing the charge sheet.
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