In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's frail aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a look to deplorable IAS officer and frail Significant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a look to deplorable IAS officer and frail Significant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar could be called for questioning in gentle of plenty of digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from plenty of accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s notice sheet had important parts of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling as successfully as 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 was as soon as suggested by Shivashankar as she important to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD understanding was as soon as dropped and it was as soon as as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Pronounce Monetary institution of India.
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Sources have suggested the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed the main feature in the facing of this locker facility. The partial notice sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which existing that Shivashankar was as soon as being updated on the transactions made in the course of the locker facility.
Nevertheless, Shivashankar has denied files of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it was as soon as realized that every and each of them have travelled in a foreign country together.
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Sources repeat Republic TV that the second spherical of questioning will additionally be on the foreign dart made by them. It’s a ways being alleged that the dart accomplished by the IAS officer was as soon as unlawful as he had now no longer suggested the centre about dart to foreign countries. Top officers are additionally having a stumble on at whether the dart sponsor of the IAS officer was as soon as from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved simply, Shivashankar could well also very successfully be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe crew believes the duo in one of their dart in a foreign country could well even have met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal advanced the put the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was as soon as hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled along with her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman the put he met Swapna Suresh and each and each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 dart to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally below the lens of Investigation crew.
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