Neither the Chief Minister nor the Opposition, which had in 2020 rallied behind his aggressive stance, seems disturbed by Adani's arrival.
The government has filed the appeal challenging the Kerala High Court which dismissed the plea on October 19 on the grounds that it was directed against the privatization policy of the Centre and hence devoid of merits.
The Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate claimed in its report that ex- finance head of UAE consulate, Thiruvananthapuram, Khaled Mohamed Ali Shoukri had taken out USD 1,90,000 (equivalent to Rs 1.30 crore) concealed in his handbag.
The controversy and the arrest of Sivasankar, the former principal secretary to the CM, has put the Left Democratic Front government and the CPI(M) in Kerala in a spot at a time when the state is getting ready for the crucial local body and assembly polls.
According to the statements of Sarith and Sandeep, Ramees told them that even if they faced pressure from the inquiry team, they should only say that Dawood Al Arabi and Faisal Fareed were the ones smuggling gold with the help of officials at the UAE Consulate.