In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's feeble aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a explore to defective IAS officer and feeble Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a explore to defective IAS officer and feeble Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be called for questioning in gentle of various digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from varied accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s label sheet had facts of the statements of high accused in the gold smuggling as successfully 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 wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD conception used to be dropped and it used to be as a exchange deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Reveal Monetary institution of India.
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Sources enjoy told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a first-rate characteristic in the facing of this locker facility. The partial label sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which notify that Shivashankar used to be being updated on the transactions made via the locker facility.
On the opposite hand, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of those chats. The conclude connection of Swapna as it used to be realized that every of them enjoy travelled overseas together.
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Sources whisper Republic TV that the second round of questioning will additionally be on the international shuttle made by them. It is being alleged that the shuttle done by the IAS officer used to be unlawful as he had no longer told the centre about shuttle to international countries. Top officers are additionally taking a scrutinize at whether the shuttle sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved superb, Shivashankar would maybe well even be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe team believes the duo in a single among their shuttle overseas would maybe per chance enjoy met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Jail the save the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled alongside with her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman the save 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 team.
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