In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's historic aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a request to sinful IAS officer and historic Most important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a request to sinful IAS officer and historic Most important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar shall be called for questioning in light of a tall preference of digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from various accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s place sheet had significant points of the statements of top accused in 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 changed into suggested by Shivashankar as she significant to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD thought changed into dropped and it changed into as a replacement deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Tell Financial institution of India.
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Sources have educated the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed the biggest characteristic in the facing of this locker facility. The partial place sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which point to that Shivashankar changed into being updated on the transactions made by the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The cease connection of Swapna because it changed into stumbled on that each and each of them have travelled in a international country together.
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Sources teach Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will moreover be on the international lunge made by them. It’s a long way being alleged that the lunge performed by the IAS officer changed into illegal as he had not educated the centre about lunge to international nations. High officers are moreover whether or not the lunge sponsor of the IAS officer changed into from a international provide or an NRI. If these are proved proper, Shivashankar shall be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe group of workers believes the duo in a single of their lunge in a international country may perhaps perhaps perhaps perhaps have met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling changed 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 each and each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 lunge to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is moreover under the lens of Investigation group of workers.
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