In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's historical aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a survey to flawed IAS officer and historical Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a survey to flawed IAS officer and historical Well-known Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar shall be known as for questioning in gentle of various digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from masses of accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s trace sheet had indispensable ingredients of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling besides statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had instructed to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal used to be instructed by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD conception used to be dropped and it used to be as any other deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Disclose Financial institution of India.
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Sources accumulate suggested the sleuths are happy that Shivashankar has played a if reality be told indispensable characteristic in the handling of this locker facility. The partial trace sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which place that Shivashankar used to be being as a lot as this point on the transactions made throughout the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The conclude connection of Swapna as it used to be found that every of them accumulate travelled out of the country collectively.
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Sources elaborate Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will furthermore be on the foreign poke made by them. It’s far being alleged that the poke accomplished by the IAS officer used to be unlawful as he had no longer suggested the centre about poke to foreign nations. Prime officials are furthermore whether or no longer the poke sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a foreign offer or an NRI. If these are proved genuine, Shivashankar shall be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe group believes the duo in a single in all their poke out of the country can also accumulate met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Reformatory the put aside the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be 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 aside he met Swapna Suresh and every of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 poke to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore beneath the lens of Investigation group.
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