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[Kerala LIFE Mission] Kerala HC has extended stay on probe against functionaries of the Kerala LIFE Mission for supposed foreign currency regulation law violations.

LIFE Mission is a flagship programme of the Kerala government to build homes for the homeless.

The Kerala High Court heard the matter today.

The proceedings arose out of an FIR filed by the CBI alleging FCRA violations against building contractors Unitac and Sane Ventures, along with 'unnamed officials of the LIFE Mission Project'.

The stay will continue till Monday.
The CBI has alleged that the State Government obtained funds from the Red Crescent, United Arab Emirates, which were transferred to Unitac Builders and Sane Constructions, in violation of FCRA norms.…
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[#KeralaGoldSmugglingCase] The Kerala High Court will shortly hear a bail application moved by M. Sivasankar, suspended former Principal Secretary to the Kerala Chief Minister.

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At the last hearing, Sivasankar's Counsel Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta asserted that the former top bureaucrat was not involved in the gold smuggling nor in any of the other instances of wrongdoing supposedly unearthed by investigating agencies.…
Sivasankar is being investigated by three agencies, the NIA, Customs, and the ED (in whose custody he presently remains).

@NIA_India @IRS_IN @dir_ed
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The Kerala High Court will shortly hear a bail application moved by former Kerala bureaucrat M. Sivasankar in connection to his alleged role and arrest in the #keralagoldsmugglingcase

He moved the Kerala High Court on November 20 seeking regular bail.

He had earlier moved the Kerala High Court seeking pre-arrest bail apprehending arrest in investigations conducted by the Customs Department and the ED.
Within an hour of the Kerala High Court dismissing his pre-arrest bail plea, he was arrested by the ED and taken into custody.

His subsequent bail plea before an Ernakulam PMLA Court was junked.

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The Kerala High Court will be issuing Orders today in the bail application moved by M. Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary in the Kerala State Government.
The Secretary has been at the centre of a political uproar after his links to #KeralaGoldSmugglingCase accused #swapnasuresh came to light.
After days of questioning by Officers of the Customs and the Enforcement Directorate, the Civil Servant moved the High Court seeking bail, anticipating arrest.…
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The Kerala High Court has directed that Former Secretary to @CMOKerala and IAS officer M Sivasankar not be arrested until October 23, during which time the ED and other state agencies will file their counters

ASG Nagresh appeared for ED argued that he is not a party to the petition. Senior Counsel Vijayabhanu countered stating that the plea was against the State and filing difficulties had prevented them from impleading specific parties.

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The smuggling investigation is being carried out by the Customs Department and the Enforcement Directorate. Taking into account the ED's submission that it requires more time to file a counter, the Court has pushed the next hearing till the 23rd. @dir_ed #KeralaGoldSmugglingCase
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Conspiracy Against #India (1/a)
Can You Imagine how #COVID19India utilized to topple The #BJP Govt? This is the thread, through which I try to Highlight most crucial instances.
(I) the Data Shows Illegal Arms, Drugs, Cattle, Gold smuggling into #India Spiked from Sept 2019
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Conspiracy Against #India (1/b)
It is not a simple coincidence that Along with the beginning & intensity of #AntiCAA protests the smuggling activities across the border area increased.
Despite the Corona Virus warning & Lock-down the protesters try to intensify the stir
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Conspiracy Against #India (1/c)
of Late @NIA_India taken steps in #KeralaGoldSmugglingCase & the Investigation rightly said there is a link with the Terrorist Activities!!!
When #SaheenBag type protest failed, there is a sudden increase of protests of Migrant Laborers
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Malayalam news channel 24-News drops a bomb in #KeralaGoldSmugglingCase. The channel airs a sound clip presumed to be of Swapna Suresh, a prime suspect, speaking from an unknown location. She claims total innocence, alleges that she has become a scapegoat in a political drama.
"I had met several top politicians. But they were for my official role. I don't know anyone in the government (personally). They would not remember UAE consulate secretary. Please don't kill me like this," she said, about being rumoured to be a power broker.
On the cargo, she says: "I have nothing to do with gold smuggling. I was directed to handle the baggage by the Consulate." "The issue here is diplomatic cargo, who sent it, who's behind it. Please investigate that."
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