In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's ancient aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a witness to high-tail IAS officer and ancient Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a witness to high-tail IAS officer and ancient Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar would per chance be called for questioning in gentle of a broad resolution of digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from assorted accused within the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had tiny print of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling to boot to 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 used to be instructed by Shivashankar as she wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD conception used to be dropped and it used to be as yet any other deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Train Financial institution of India.
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Sources personal told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a crucial characteristic within the coping with of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which hide that Shivashankar used to be being up thus some distance on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied files of these chats. The terminate connection of Swapna because it used to be discovered that both of them personal travelled in a international nation together.
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Sources characterize Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will moreover be on the international dawdle made by them. It’s being alleged that the dawdle carried out by the IAS officer used to be illegal as he had no longer told the centre about dawdle to international nations. Prime officers are moreover taking a glimpse at whether the dawdle sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved exact, Shivashankar could presumably also be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe employees believes the duo in a single amongst their dawdle in a international nation could presumably even personal met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal complex where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 dawdle to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is moreover beneath the lens of Investigation employees.
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