In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's broken-down aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a sight to spoiled IAS officer and broken-down Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a sight to spoiled IAS officer and broken-down Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will seemingly be called for questioning in gentle of a nice preference of digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from diversified accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s label sheet had dinky print of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling as well to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had in fact helpful to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became in fact helpful by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the suggestion of the chartered accountant, the FD opinion became dropped and it became as an different deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Teach Monetary institution of India.
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Sources non-public advised the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a genuinely vital role within the handling of this locker facility. The partial label sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which repeat that Shivashankar became being updated on the transactions made by plot of the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it became realized that both of them non-public travelled in a international country together.
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Sources repeat Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning can even be on the international run made by them. It is being alleged that the run accomplished by the IAS officer became illegal as he had now not informed the centre about run to international countries. High officers are also making an are attempting at whether or now not the run sponsor of the IAS officer became from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved appropriate form, Shivashankar might perhaps be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe crew believes the duo in one in every of their run in a international country can non-public met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Jail the attach the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became 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 attach he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 run to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also under the lens of Investigation crew.
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