In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's feeble aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a leer to execrable IAS officer and feeble Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a leer to execrable IAS officer and feeble Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar would perchance be called for questioning in gentle of varied digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from varied accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had particulars of the statements of high accused in the gold smuggling as nicely 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 modified into as soon as urged by Shivashankar as she predominant to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD intention modified into as soon as dropped and it modified into as soon as as an alternative deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Dispute Monetary institution of India.
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Sources fill told the sleuths are pleased that Shivashankar has performed a crucial role in the handling of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which affirm that Shivashankar modified into as soon as being updated on the transactions made during the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied files of these chats. The finish connection of Swapna because it modified into as soon as found that both of them fill travelled in a foreign country together.
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Sources expose Republic TV that the second round of questioning can even be on the foreign sail back and forth made by them. It’s being alleged that the sail back and forth performed by the IAS officer modified into as soon as unlawful as he had no longer advised the centre about sail back and forth to foreign nations. Prime officers are also whether or no longer the sail back and forth sponsor of the IAS officer modified into as soon as from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved factual, Shivashankar may perchance most certainly even be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe team believes the duo in one in all their sail back and forth in a foreign country can also fill met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal advanced the build the conspiracy of the gold smuggling modified into as soon as 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 build he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 sail back and forth to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also underneath the lens of Investigation team.
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