Stage set for suspended IT secretary Sivasankar’s arrest? Customs seeks legal advice on follow-up action as next interrogation to be crucial

Customs is seeking legal advice in the ongoing proceedings against M Sivasankar in the gold smuggling case. M Sivasankar will be questioned next on Tuesday which would be crucial. Further action will be taken after analyzing the statements against Sivasankar.

The Customs Preventive has decided to seek clear legal advice to go ahead with the proceedings, including his arrest. Indications are that the probe is moving towards higher echelons of political influence.

Throughout the interrogation, Sivasankar’s desire to protect Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was clear to the probe team.