In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's frail aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a take into fable to corrupt IAS officer and frail Essential Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a take into fable to corrupt IAS officer and frail Essential Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will most seemingly be known as for questioning in gentle of diverse digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s imprint sheet had foremost capabilities of the statements of top accused within the gold smuggling as well to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had rapid to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal was rapid by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD map was dropped and it was as a alternative deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Mutter Financial institution of India.
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Sources have urged the sleuths are happy that Shivashankar has played a in point of fact foremost feature within the going through of this locker facility. The partial imprint sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which cloak that Shivashankar was being updated on the transactions made during the locker facility.
On the other hand, Shivashankar has denied data of those chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it was learned that every of them have travelled foreign collectively.
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Sources negate Republic TV that the second spherical of questioning will even be on the international trot made by them. It is a ways being alleged that the trot done by the IAS officer was unlawful as he had no longer educated the centre about trot to international international locations. Top officials are also taking a scrutinize at whether the trot sponsor of the IAS officer was from a international provide or an NRI. If these are proved lawful, Shivashankar will most seemingly be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe crew believes the duo in a single in every of their trot foreign could perhaps moreover have met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Detention heart where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was 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 each of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 trot to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods will most seemingly be below the lens of Investigation crew.
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