In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's aged aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a spy to injurious IAS officer and aged Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a spy to injurious IAS officer and aged Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will possible be called for questioning in gentle of various digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from more than just a few accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had crucial parts of the statements of prime accused in the gold smuggling as effectively as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had urged to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold rip-off: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal modified into as soon as urged by Shivashankar as she wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD concept modified into as soon as dropped and it modified into as soon as as a change deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Issue Bank of India.
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Sources have told the sleuths are satisfied that Shivashankar has played a crucial characteristic in the handling of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which point to that Shivashankar modified into as soon as being updated on the transactions made throughout the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of those chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it modified into as soon as discovered that both of them have travelled foreign collectively.
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Sources state Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will moreover be on the foreign drag made by them. It’s being alleged that the drag accomplished by the IAS officer modified into as soon as illegal as he had not told the centre about drag to foreign international locations. Top officials are moreover having a eye at whether the drag sponsor of the IAS officer modified into as soon as from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved upright, Shivashankar might per chance be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe team of workers believes the duo in knowing to be one of their drag foreign might even have met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Penitentiary the put the conspiracy of the gold smuggling modified into as soon as hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled with her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman the put he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 drag to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is moreover beneath the lens of Investigation team of workers.
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