Suspended IAS officer in Kerala M. Sivasankar, facing probe in the Kerala gold smuggling case, taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from a city hospital on Wednesday. This came soon after a court rejected his anticipatory bail petition.
A group of ED officials arrived at the Ayurveda hospital, where the former principal secretary to the Kerala chief minister was undergoing treatment, and detained him. Sivasankar was later taken to Ernakulam by car.
Earlier today , the Kerala high court had passed an order dismissing two separate anticipatory bail pleas filed by Sivasankar, apprehending arrest by the customs department who were investigating the smuggling angle and ED who were probing the money trail in the case.