The Kerala government has lifted IAS Officer Sivasankar suspension in a gold smuggling case.

IAS Officer Sivasankar suspension, whose being probed by authorities in the matter, has been overturned by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He was allegedly involved in the smuggling case in July 2020. M Sivasankar, the former senior assistant to Chief Minister Vijayan, was dismissed at that time. On Tuesday, the state government chose to return the IAS chief on the advice of a committee. The committee is chaired by the state chief secretary. According to rumors, he would be assigned a new task by the state administration soon.

The organized crime of 30 kg of gold from a diplomacy suitcase at the Trivandrum International Airport was revealed. It was revealed by the Customs Commissionerate in Kochi on July 5, 2020. Concerning the case, he was jailed. He was suspected of fraudulently recruiting Swapna Suresh. He was the crucial suspect in the investigation, to a govt agency underneath the Department of Information Technology.

A local court also granted Immigration 5 days detention of dismissed IAS official M Sivasankar. He was charged in relation to the gold smuggling case. Customs authorities recovered 30 kilograms of gold ₹ 15 crores at the Thiruvananthapuram Airport on July 5 last year. This is more triggering the investigation. The gold was discovered in a diplomatic shipment addressed to a UAE Consulate official. Sarith PS, a UAE Consulate employee, was caught as a result of this.

Swapna Suresh, a former employee who now works as a director for the Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited. And M Sivasankar was the former Secretary to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. In conjunction with the Kochi gold smuggling case, the NIA submitted a case file to the Judicial Committee. The crime is still being investigated, and Swapna Suresh, the main suspect, was just given bail.

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