LIFE Mission Case: ED Arrests Kerala Chief Minister’s Ex Principal Secretary

Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate has arrested M Sivasankar, former principal secretary to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Office, in connection with the LIFE Mission Scam Case.

Sivsankar, who was questioned by the ED in connection with the Life Mission project case for the past three days, was arrested yesterday.

The case pertains to the state government’s LIFE Mission project, which intends to build houses for 140 families in Wadakkanchery in Thrissur district through the LIFE Mission scheme by spending Rs 14.50 crore out of Rs 18.50 crore granted by the Red Crescent via the UAE consulate.

The contract noted the construction of a health care centre using the remaining amount. UNITAC managing director Santhosh Eapan had informed that the accused including Swapna Suresh had received a bribe worth Rs 4.48 crore for the project.

Accused Swapna Suresh and Sarith PS made allegations against Sivasankar.

The former bureaucrat will be presented to the Ernakulam Principal Sessions court after a medical check-up, ED officials informed.

Sivasankar is being arrested by a central agency for the fourth time. He had retired from the service on January 31.

Comments are closed.

Breaking News