In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's historical aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a witness to sinister IAS officer and historical Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a witness to sinister IAS officer and historical Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be called for questioning in light of various digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s fee sheet had miniature print of the statements of prime accused within the gold smuggling as neatly 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 used to be suggested by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD plan used to be dropped and it used to be as but any other deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Disclose Monetary institution of India.
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Sources bear told the sleuths are overjoyed that Shivashankar has performed a a might want to bear characteristic within the handling of this locker facility. The partial fee sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which existing that Shivashankar used to be being up to this level on the transactions made through the locker facility.
On the opposite hand, Shivashankar has denied info of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it used to be came upon that both of them bear travelled in but any other nation together.
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Sources repeat Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will furthermore be on the foreign commute made by them. It’s being alleged that the commute performed by the IAS officer used to be unlawful as he had now now not told the centre about commute to foreign nations. Top officials are furthermore attempting at whether the commute sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a foreign supply or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar can also merely be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe crew believes the duo in a single among their commute in but any other nation can also bear met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Penal advanced the save the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled alongside with her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman the save he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 commute to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore under the lens of Investigation crew.
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