In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's mild aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a perceive to execrable IAS officer and lightweight Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a perceive to execrable IAS officer and lightweight Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be known as for questioning in mild of an even desire of digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from diversified accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s fee sheet had tiny print of the statements of high accused in the gold smuggling as neatly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had urged to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold rip-off: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal become as soon as urged by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD notion become as soon as dropped and it become as soon as as a change deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Reveal Bank of India.
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Sources hang told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a extremely essential role in the going via of this locker facility. The partial fee sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which indicate that Shivashankar become as soon as being updated on the transactions made via the locker facility.
On the replacement hand, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of those chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it become as soon as learned that both of them hang travelled out of the country collectively.
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Sources insist Republic TV that the second round of questioning will additionally be on the foreign traipse back and forth made by them. It is being alleged that the traipse back and forth performed by the IAS officer become as soon as illegal as he had now not told the centre about traipse back and forth to foreign countries. High officers are additionally wanting at whether the traipse back and forth sponsor of the IAS officer become as soon as from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar will be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe crew believes the duo in one of their traipse back and forth out of the country can also hang met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Prison where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling become as soon as 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 traipse back and forth to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally below the lens of Investigation crew.
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