In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's feeble aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a see to unpleasant IAS officer and feeble Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a see to unpleasant IAS officer and feeble Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will likely be known as for questioning in gentle of numerous digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from numerous accused within the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s impress sheet had little print of the statements of top accused within the gold smuggling as well to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had beneficial 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 beneficial by Shivashankar as she desired to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD knowing became once dropped and it became once as a replacement deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Divulge Monetary institution of India.
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Sources include educated the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a wanted characteristic within the facing of this locker facility. The partial impress sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which blow their own horns that Shivashankar became once being updated on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
On the more than a few hand, Shivashankar has denied data of those chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it became once discovered that both of them include travelled in one other country collectively.
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Sources repeat Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning can even be on the international walk back and forth made by them. It’s some distance being alleged that the walk back and forth carried out by the IAS officer became once illegal as he had no longer educated the centre about walk back and forth to international worldwide locations. High officers are also taking a demand at whether or no longer the walk back and forth sponsor of the IAS officer became once from a international provide or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar might perhaps well be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe group believes the duo in one among their walk back and forth in one other country might perhaps well include met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Jail the build 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 the build he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 walk back and forth to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also below the lens of Investigation group.
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