Kerala Ex-Bureaucrat, Arrested In Life Mission Case, Denied Bail

The housing mission was proposed at Vaddakanchery within the Thrissur district.


A particular Enforcement Directorate court docket right this moment dismissed the interim bail plea of M Sivasankar, former principal secretary to Kerala Chief Minister’s Workplace, within the LIFE Mission rip-off case. Officers of the Enforcement Directorate arrested him on February 14 this 12 months.

A particular court docket is contemplating ED-related instances.

The case pertains to the state authorities’s LIFE Mission mission, which supposed to supply houses to the poor who misplaced their homes within the floods of 2018. The housing mission was proposed at Vaddakanchery within the Thrissur district.

The mission supposed to construct homes for 140 households in Vadakkanchery by spending Rs 14.50 crore out of Rs 18.50 crore granted by the Purple Crescent through the UAE consulate

In April this 12 months, Kerala Excessive Courtroom additionally dismissed Mr Sivasankar’s bail plea within the LIFE Mission Rip-off Case observing that “Sivasankar has a variety of affect within the ruling get together of Kerala. He’s particularly near the Chief Minister”.

Mr Sivashankar’s bail plea in the identical case can also be pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.

Within the bail plea earlier than the Excessive Courtroom, Mr Sivasankar mentioned, “The arrest is a political stunt. There isn’t a direct allegation towards the petitioner. Your entire case is a political hit job by the Enforcement Directorate utilizing the skilled privity the petitioner had with the Chief Minister of Kerala.”

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