In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's damaged-down aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a survey to rotten IAS officer and damaged-down Primary Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a survey to rotten IAS officer and damaged-down Primary Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will likely be referred to as for questioning in light of various digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had small print of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling moreover statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had advised 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 advised by Shivashankar as she critical to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD knowing used to be dropped and it used to be as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Train Bank of India.
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Sources have told the sleuths are overjoyed that Shivashankar has performed an critical role within the handling of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which present that Shivashankar used to be being updated on the transactions made through the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of these chats. The discontinuance connection of Swapna as it used to be stumbled on that both of them have travelled in a international country together.
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Sources dispute Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning will moreover be on the international trot made by them. It is being alleged that the trot accomplished by the IAS officer used to be unlawful as he had no longer told the centre about trot to international worldwide locations. High officers are moreover taking a survey at whether the trot sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a international offer or an NRI. If these are proved good, Shivashankar could be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe team of workers believes the duo in one of their trot in a international country can have met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Reformatory the build the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled in conjunction 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 trot to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is moreover below the lens of Investigation team of workers.
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