In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's dilapidated aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a detect to depraved IAS officer and dilapidated Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a detect to depraved IAS officer and dilapidated Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will seemingly be known as for questioning in light of assorted digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s label sheet had exiguous print of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling as smartly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had instructed to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became once instructed by Shivashankar as she wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD opinion became once dropped and it became once as a alternative deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Articulate Financial institution of India.
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Sources have told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed a significant position within the handling of this locker facility. The partial label sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which level to that Shivashankar became once being updated on the transactions made during the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied files of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it became once discovered that every of them have travelled in a foreign country together.
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Sources uncover Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will furthermore be on the international whisk back and forth made by them. It is being alleged that the whisk back and forth completed by the IAS officer became once illegal as he had no longer told the centre about whisk back and forth to international nations. Top officers are furthermore taking a gaze at whether the whisk back and forth sponsor of the IAS officer became once from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved honest, Shivashankar also can objective be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe personnel believes the duo in a single of their whisk back and forth in a foreign country might maybe even have met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became once 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 every of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 whisk back and forth to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore under the lens of Investigation personnel.
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