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VACB seeks permission to probe Sivasankar

The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) appeared poised to conduct a preliminary inquiry against M. Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The agency has reportedly sought the sanction of the government to conduct prefatory scrutiny into charges of corruption levelled against the IT Department by Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, among other petitioners.

Mr’ Sivasankar had headed the department before his temporary removal from service last month. The bureaucrat had come under a cloud after some quarters linked his name to Swapna Suresh, the second accused in the UAE-consulate related gold smuggling case.

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