In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's broken-down aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a peek to flawed IAS officer and broken-down Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a peek to flawed IAS officer and broken-down Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will likely be called for questioning in gentle of utterly different digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from utterly different accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s cost sheet had miniature print of the statements of top accused within the gold smuggling to boot to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had advised to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal was once advised by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD opinion was once dropped and it was once as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Order Monetary institution of India.
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Sources own told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has conducted a significant impartial within the handling of this locker facility. The partial cost sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which level to that Shivashankar was once being up up to now on the transactions made throughout the locker facility.
Nevertheless, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The end connection of Swapna as it was once found that both of them own travelled in one more country collectively.
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Sources order Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will furthermore be on the foreign fade made by them. It’s being alleged that the fade performed by the IAS officer was once unlawful as he had now not told the centre about fade to foreign worldwide locations. High officials are furthermore looking out at whether the fade sponsor of the IAS officer was once from a foreign offer or an NRI. If these are proved factual, Shivashankar will likely be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe team believes the duo in no doubt one of their fade in one more country could well want met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Prison the set the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was once hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled along with her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman the set he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 fade to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore below the lens of Investigation team.
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