The Customs is opposing the anticipatory bail plea of Sivasankar in the gold smuggling case. The court will consider the case on October 23.
In his anticipatory bail plea submitted before the Kerala High Court on Monday, Sivasankar said the Customs was attempting to sabotage the process of law
According to the Customs Commissionerate (Preventive) Kochi, $1.9 lakh was sent to the UAe through the Thiruvananthapuram airport last year.
The officer developed uneasiness while being taken to the Customs office for questioning in connection with the smuggling of 1.90 lakh dollars abroad by gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh
The Union minister said the state government, which had initially invited central agencies for an inquiry, has now gone to court against the CBI.
He was shifted to the hospitals by the Customs officials themselves and admitted to the cardiology ICU of the hospital where his wife works as a nephrologist.
The case related to smuggling of gold through diplomatic channel is unique as multiple agencies are involved in the probe.
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Special NIA court judge P Krishna Kumar, however, dismissed the bail pleas of three of the key accused -- Mohammed Shafi, Muhammed Ali and Sharafuddin K T, taking note of the agency's submissions.
The ED has sent notice directing him to produce a passport size photo and a copy of the Aadhar card on October 14 in person or through an authorised person.
The suspicion was raised by the national agency when the bail petition of seven accused persons was considered by the NIA court in Kochi
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Granting bail to Suresh, the Special Court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases, today said the right to get 'default bail' is a very important one.
Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate probing the case had interrogated Sivasankar twice earlier after his alleged links with Swapna Suresh, prime accused in the gold smuggling, surfaced.
Swapna advised Unitac Builders managing director Santhosh Eapen to meet Sivasankar in the lead up to finalising the contract for the project.
According to the agency, there was clear conspiracy involving government officials behind the project implementation.