In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's broken-down aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a witness to atrocious IAS officer and broken-down Important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a witness to atrocious IAS officer and broken-down Important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar can be called for questioning in light of varied digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had well-known components of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling as effectively as 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 used to be advised by Shivashankar as she wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD idea used to be dropped and it used to be as an alternative deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Allege Financial institution of India.
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Sources own told the sleuths are gay that Shivashankar has played a well-known role within the facing of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which mask that Shivashankar used to be being updated on the transactions made during the locker facility.
On the other hand, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it used to be found that both of them own travelled in a foreign country together.
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Sources inform Republic TV that the second round of questioning will furthermore be on the foreign inch made by them. It is being alleged that the inch executed by the IAS officer used to be illegal as he had no longer informed the centre about inch to foreign countries. Top officials are furthermore taking a peer at whether the inch sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved loyal, Shivashankar can be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe workers believes the duo in one of their inch in a foreign country would possibly well furthermore own met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Jail the place the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be 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 both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 inch to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore under the lens of Investigation workers.
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