In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's inclined aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a gape to spoiled IAS officer and inclined Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a gape to spoiled IAS officer and inclined Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be called for questioning in mild of diverse digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from diversified accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had diminutive print of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling as smartly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had beneficial 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 beneficial by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD conception used to be dropped and it used to be as every other deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Snarl Monetary institution of India.
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Sources like told the sleuths are pleased that Shivashankar has performed a extraordinarily crucial role within the handling of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which stutter that Shivashankar used to be being updated on the transactions made via the locker facility.
Nevertheless, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it used to be stumbled on that both of them like travelled in a single other country together.
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Sources stutter Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning could also be on the foreign scramble made by them. It’s being alleged that the scramble executed by the IAS officer used to be illegal as he had no longer beneficial the centre about scramble to foreign worldwide locations. Top officials are also having a survey at whether or no longer the scramble sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved exact, Shivashankar is at risk of be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe team believes the duo in a single in every of their scramble in a single other country could presumably even like met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 scramble to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods could presumably even be underneath the lens of Investigation team.
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