In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's gentle aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a look to horrible IAS officer and gentle Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a look to horrible IAS officer and gentle Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar can be called for questioning in gentle of various digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from varied accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s fee sheet had info of the statements of high accused in the gold smuggling in addition 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 suggested by Shivashankar as she needed to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the suggestion of the chartered accountant, the FD conception became dropped and it became as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Yelp Financial institution of India.
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Sources have told the sleuths are elated that Shivashankar has performed a critical role in the coping with of this locker facility. The partial fee sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which show cloak that Shivashankar became being updated on the transactions made by the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The terminate connection of Swapna as it became chanced on that every of them have travelled out of the country collectively.
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Sources interpret Republic TV that the 2nd spherical of questioning will even be on the foreign dash made by them. It is far being alleged that the dash done by the IAS officer became illegal as he had no longer informed the centre about dash to foreign nations. Prime officers are also having a knowing at whether the dash sponsor of the IAS officer became from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved right, Shivashankar may very nicely be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe staff believes the duo in one among their dash out of the country can have met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Prison where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became 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 dash to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also below the lens of Investigation staff.
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