In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's dilapidated aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a gaze to unsuitable IAS officer and dilapidated Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a gaze to unsuitable IAS officer and dilapidated Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be known as for questioning in light of just a few digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from varied accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s ticket sheet had particulars of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling as effectively as 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 became as soon as suggested by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD opinion became as soon as dropped and it became as soon as as a replace deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Suppose Bank of India.
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Sources bear told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed a vital characteristic in the handling of this locker facility. The partial ticket sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which level to that Shivashankar became as soon as being updated on the transactions made via the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied details of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it became as soon as found that both of them bear travelled in a international nation collectively.
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Sources record Republic TV that the second spherical of questioning will also be on the international mosey back and forth made by them. It is being alleged that the mosey back and forth completed by the IAS officer became as soon as illegal as he had no longer told the centre about mosey back and forth to international nations. Top officials are also having a ogle at whether or no longer the mosey back and forth sponsor of the IAS officer became as soon as from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved unbiased, Shivashankar will be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe crew believes the duo in undoubtedly one of their mosey back and forth in a international nation will bear met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became as soon as hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled alongside side her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 mosey back and forth to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also below the lens of Investigation crew.
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