In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's faded aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a gape to substandard IAS officer and faded Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a gape to substandard IAS officer and faded Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar shall be known as for questioning in gentle of diverse digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from a glorious deal of accused within the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s cost sheet had runt print of the statements of prime accused within the gold smuggling to boot to 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 once suggested by Shivashankar as she desired to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD idea became once dropped and it became once as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Negate Bank of India.
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Sources get informed the sleuths are contented that Shivashankar has performed a in point of fact valuable feature within the handling of this locker facility. The partial cost sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which point to that Shivashankar became once being updated on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
Then again, Shivashankar has denied files of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it became once stumbled on that both of them get travelled in another country together.
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Sources teach Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning will also be on the foreign hotfoot made by them. It is miles being alleged that the hotfoot done by the IAS officer became once unlawful as he had no longer told the centre about hotfoot to foreign international locations. High officials are also having a study about at whether or no longer the hotfoot sponsor of the IAS officer became once from a foreign offer or an NRI. If these are proved valid, Shivashankar would possibly possibly per chance possibly be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe crew believes the duo in certainly one of their hotfoot in another country would possibly possibly well get met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal advanced 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 both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 hotfoot to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods shall be below the lens of Investigation crew.
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