In gold rip-off case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's worn aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a survey to tainted IAS officer and worn Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a survey to tainted IAS officer and worn Fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will likely be called for questioning in light of a vogue of digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from various accused in the gold smuggling rip-off. Earlier, ED’s payment sheet had limited print of the statements of prime accused in the gold smuggling as effectively 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 was suggested by Shivashankar as she valuable to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD notion was dropped and it was as an different deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Bid Bank of India.
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Sources have urged the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played an necessary characteristic in the handling of this locker facility. The partial payment sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which present that Shivashankar was being updated on the transactions made through the locker facility.
Nevertheless, Shivashankar has denied info of those chats. The stop connection of Swapna because it was learned that each of them have travelled in one other nation together.
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Sources affirm Republic TV that the 2nd spherical of questioning would possibly additionally be on the foreign commute made by them. It’s a long way being alleged that the commute done by the IAS officer was illegal as he had now not urged the centre about commute to foreign nations. Top officials are also taking a survey at whether or now not the commute sponsor of the IAS officer was from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved appropriate, Shivashankar would possibly presumably be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe crew believes the duo in notion to be one of their commute in one other nation can have met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Penitentiary the build the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was 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 build he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 commute to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods shall be beneath the lens of Investigation crew.
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