In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's feeble aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a see to depraved IAS officer and feeble Basic Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a see to depraved IAS officer and feeble Basic Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be called for questioning in gentle of a host of digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from a host of accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s designate sheet had information of the statements of high accused in the gold smuggling moreover to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had suggested to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became once suggested by Shivashankar as she desired to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD belief became once dropped and it became once as a replacement deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Roar Bank of India.
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Sources non-public told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a really great characteristic in the going by design of of this locker facility. The partial designate sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which present that Shivashankar became once being updated on the transactions made by design of the locker facility.
On the other hand, Shivashankar has denied files of those chats. The cease connection of Swapna as it became once realized that every of them non-public travelled in a international nation together.
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Sources verbalize Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will also be on the international walk made by them. It is being alleged that the walk accomplished by the IAS officer became once illegal as he had no longer informed the centre about walk to international countries. Top officials are also taking a non-public a look at whether or no longer the walk sponsor of the IAS officer became once from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved honest correct, Shivashankar will be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe group believes the duo in a single of their walk in a international nation will non-public met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Detention heart the put the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became once 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 put he met Swapna Suresh and every of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 walk to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also below the lens of Investigation group.
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