In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's used aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a search for to irascible IAS officer and used Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a search for to irascible IAS officer and used Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will doubtless be called for questioning in light of numerous digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from numerous accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s payment sheet had necessary functions of the statements of high accused in the gold smuggling as successfully 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 became once suggested by Shivashankar as she mandatory to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD notion became once dropped and it became once as another deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Advise Bank of India.
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Sources bask in suggested the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed a necessary role in the handling of this locker facility. The partial payment sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which display that Shivashankar became once being up as much as now on the transactions made by the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied files of those chats. The end connection of Swapna as it became once chanced on that both of them bask in travelled out of the country collectively.
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Sources expose Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will also be on the international recede made by them. It is being alleged that the recede performed by the IAS officer became once unlawful as he had no longer suggested the centre about recede to international worldwide locations. Top officials are also taking a survey at whether or no longer the recede sponsor of the IAS officer became once from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved appropriate, Shivashankar will doubtless be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe crew believes the duo in surely one of their recede out of the country could well additionally bask in met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became once 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 recede to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods will most definitely be under the lens of Investigation crew.
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