In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's ragged aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a peek to terrifying IAS officer and ragged Important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a peek to terrifying IAS officer and ragged Important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar can be known as for questioning in light of pretty about a digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from pretty about a accused within the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s payment sheet had particulars of the statements of top accused within the gold smuggling as smartly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had instructed to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold rip-off: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal was as soon as instructed by Shivashankar as she needed to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD notion was as soon as dropped and it was as soon as as a change deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Negate Monetary institution of India.
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Sources get urged the sleuths are contented that Shivashankar has performed a famous honest within the handling of this locker facility. The partial payment sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which expose that Shivashankar was as soon as being updated on the transactions made during the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied records of these chats. The finish connection of Swapna as it was as soon as came throughout that every of them get travelled in a international nation together.
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Sources whisper Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning will furthermore be on the international scoot made by them. It is some distance being alleged that the scoot performed by the IAS officer was as soon as illegal as he had no longer told the centre about scoot to international countries. High officers are furthermore taking a seek at whether or no longer the scoot sponsor of the IAS officer was as soon as from a international provide or an NRI. If these are proved good, Shivashankar can be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe group believes the duo in a single of their scoot in a international nation will get met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Detention center the set the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was as soon as 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 set he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 scoot to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore beneath the lens of Investigation group.
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