In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's damaged-down aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a leer to immoral IAS officer and damaged-down Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a leer to immoral IAS officer and damaged-down Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar would perchance be known as for questioning in light of various digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from various accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s fee sheet had miniature print of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling as properly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had urged 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 urged by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD belief used to be dropped and it used to be as a replacement deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Voice Bank of India.
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Sources relish suggested the sleuths are pleased that Shivashankar has performed a wanted position within the facing of this locker facility. The partial fee sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which say that Shivashankar used to be being updated on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
Nevertheless, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of those chats. The terminate connection of Swapna because it used to be came upon that every of them relish travelled out of the country together.
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Sources say Republic TV that the second spherical of questioning will additionally be on the foreign shuttle made by them. It is being alleged that the shuttle performed by the IAS officer used to be illegal as he had no longer suggested the centre about shuttle to foreign countries. Prime officials are additionally whether the shuttle sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a foreign provide or an NRI. If these are proved fair, Shivashankar would perchance be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe crew believes the duo in really appropriate one of their shuttle out of the country will relish met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal complex the put 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 put he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 shuttle to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally below the lens of Investigation crew.
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