In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's extinct aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a scrutinize to sinful IAS officer and extinct Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a scrutinize to sinful IAS officer and extinct Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be known as for questioning in light of various digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from various accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had critical points of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling as smartly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had prompt to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold rip-off: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal modified into prompt by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD thought modified into dropped and it modified into as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Negate Bank of India.
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Sources beget told the sleuths are contented that Shivashankar has performed the most critical position in the going by of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which show that Shivashankar modified into being up to this level on the transactions made by the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied info of those chats. The discontinuance connection of Swapna as it modified into chanced on that both of them beget travelled in a foreign country collectively.
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Sources show Republic TV that the second spherical of questioning may perhaps even be on the international bolt made by them. It’s miles being alleged that the bolt performed by the IAS officer modified into illegal as he had no longer suggested the centre about bolt to international countries. Top officers are also attempting at whether the bolt sponsor of the IAS officer modified into from a international provide or an NRI. If these are proved loyal, Shivashankar will be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe crew believes the duo in one amongst their bolt in a foreign country can also beget met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling modified into 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 both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 bolt to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods will likely be below the lens of Investigation crew.
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