In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's worn aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a be taught to spoiled IAS officer and worn Necessary Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a be taught to spoiled IAS officer and worn Necessary Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be called for questioning in gentle of a range of digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from varied accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s designate sheet had info of the statements of top accused in 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 modified into suggested by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the suggestion of the chartered accountant, the FD conception modified into dropped and it modified into instead deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Impart Monetary institution of India.
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Sources to find told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has conducted a truly worthy role in the facing of this locker facility. The partial designate sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which showcase that Shivashankar modified into being updated on the transactions made during the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied data of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it modified into found that every of them to find travelled overseas together.
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Sources thunder Republic TV that the second round of questioning will furthermore be on the foreign hobble made by them. It is being alleged that the hobble carried out by the IAS officer modified into unlawful as he had now now not told the centre about hobble to foreign international locations. Top officials are furthermore taking a be taught at whether or now now not the hobble sponsor of the IAS officer modified into from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved perfect-attempting, Shivashankar will be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe crew believes the duo in surely one of their hobble overseas can to find met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Jail the place the conspiracy of the gold smuggling modified 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 the place he met Swapna Suresh and every of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 hobble to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore below the lens of Investigation crew.
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