In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's broken-down aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a look to depraved IAS officer and broken-down Valuable Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a look to depraved IAS officer and broken-down Valuable Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be known as for questioning in gentle of a host of digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from diverse accused within the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s ticket sheet had cramped print of the statements of top accused within the gold smuggling as smartly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had counseled to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold rip-off: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal was once counseled by Shivashankar as she major to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD thought was once dropped and it was once instead deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Dispute Monetary institution of India.
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Sources agree with told the sleuths are pleased that Shivashankar has played a chief role within the dealing with of this locker facility. The partial ticket sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which indicate that Shivashankar was once being up up to now on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
On the opposite hand, Shivashankar has denied info of those chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it was once discovered that both of them agree with travelled in a foreign country together.
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Sources expose Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning will even be on the distant places hasten made by them. It’s being alleged that the hasten done by the IAS officer was once illegal as he had no longer informed the centre about hasten to distant places countries. High officers are also having a glimpse at whether or no longer the hasten sponsor of the IAS officer was once from a distant places offer or an NRI. If these are proved factual, Shivashankar might per chance presumably even be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe group believes the duo in indubitably one of their hasten in a foreign country might per chance presumably even agree with met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penitentiary where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was once hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled along 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 hasten to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods will be below the lens of Investigation group.
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