In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's custom aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a gape to tainted IAS officer and customary Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a gape to tainted IAS officer and customary Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be called for questioning in mild of varied digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had facts of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling moreover to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had in actual fact helpful to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal develop into in actual fact helpful by Shivashankar as she valuable to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD belief develop into dropped and it develop into as any other deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Train Bank of India.
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Sources dangle informed the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed a a must dangle role within the going by of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which tell that Shivashankar develop into being updated on the transactions made by the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied info of these chats. The finish connection of Swapna as it develop into stumbled on that both of them dangle travelled out of the country collectively.
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Sources tell Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will furthermore be on the foreign commute made by them. It is being alleged that the commute performed by the IAS officer develop into illegal as he had no longer informed the centre about commute to foreign countries. Prime officers are furthermore whether or no longer the commute sponsor of the IAS officer develop into from a foreign supply or an NRI. If these are proved lawful, Shivashankar could well perchance be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe crew believes the duo in one of their commute out of the country could well perchance want met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling develop 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 commute to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore below the lens of Investigation crew.
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