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 get out about to unsuitable IAS officer and broken-down Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a get out about to unsuitable IAS officer and broken-down Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will most likely be called for questioning in light of diversified digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from diversified accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s cost sheet had puny print of the statements of prime accused in the gold smuggling besides 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 became once instructed by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the suggestion of the chartered accountant, the FD arrangement became once dropped and it became once instead deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Pronounce Bank of India.
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Sources dangle told the sleuths are overjoyed that Shivashankar has played a essential role in the facing of this locker facility. The partial cost sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which insist that Shivashankar became once being updated on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
Then again, Shivashankar has denied info of these chats. The terminate connection of Swapna as it became once realized that each of them dangle travelled in a international country collectively.
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Sources expose Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning will additionally be on the international shuttle made by them. It is miles being alleged that the shuttle performed by the IAS officer became once unlawful as he had no longer informed the centre about shuttle to international nations. Prime officers are additionally having a spy at whether the shuttle sponsor of the IAS officer became once from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar is likely to be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe group believes the duo in a single in every of their shuttle in a international country may per chance per chance perhaps even dangle met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Detention center where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became once 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 shuttle to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally beneath the lens of Investigation group.
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