In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's aged aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a survey to spoiled IAS officer and aged Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a survey to spoiled IAS officer and aged Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will more than seemingly be known as for questioning in light of assorted digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from assorted accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had main sides of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling as neatly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had instructed to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold rip-off: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal turned into once instructed by Shivashankar as she desired to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD opinion turned into once dropped and it turned into once as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Whine Monetary institution of India.
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Sources like instructed the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has conducted a major role in the coping with of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which disclose that Shivashankar turned into once being updated on the transactions made by the locker facility.
On the other hand, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of these chats. The conclude connection of Swapna as it turned into once chanced on that every of them like travelled out of the nation collectively.
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Sources uncover Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will also be on the international lunge made by them. It is being alleged that the lunge performed by the IAS officer turned into once unlawful as he had no longer instructed the centre about lunge to international countries. High officials are also trying at whether the lunge sponsor of the IAS officer turned into once from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved beautiful, Shivashankar will more than seemingly be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe group believes the duo in thought to be one of their lunge out of the nation might well presumably well like met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Detention heart the put the conspiracy of the gold smuggling turned into once hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled alongside with her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman the put he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 lunge to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also under the lens of Investigation group.
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