In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's ancient aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a undercover agent to wicked IAS officer and ancient Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a undercover agent to wicked IAS officer and ancient Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar shall be called for questioning in light of somewhat a few digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from somewhat a few accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had little print of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling as well to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had suggested to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold rip-off: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal was suggested by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD figuring out was dropped and it was as an different deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Snarl Bank of India.
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Sources maintain told the sleuths are happy that Shivashankar has performed a obligatory role in the coping with of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which stamp that Shivashankar was being updated on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it was chanced on that both of them maintain travelled in but one more nation together.
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Sources declare Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning will furthermore be on the foreign streak made by them. It’s being alleged that the streak performed by the IAS officer was unlawful as he had no longer suggested the centre about streak to foreign nations. Prime officers are furthermore searching at whether or no longer the streak sponsor of the IAS officer was from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved correct kind, Shivashankar can also very smartly be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe crew believes the duo in one among their streak in but one more nation would possibly per chance maintain met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penitentiary the build the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was 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 build he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 streak to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore below the lens of Investigation crew.
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