In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's old aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a witness to wicked IAS officer and old Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a witness to wicked IAS officer and old Main Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will likely be called for questioning in light of diverse digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from assorted accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s payment sheet had small print of the statements of prime accused within the gold smuggling to boot to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had prompt to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became once prompt by Shivashankar as she obligatory to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD opinion became once dropped and it became once as a change deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Teach Bank of India.
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Sources rating suggested the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a truly great characteristic within the handling of this locker facility. The partial payment sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which display that Shivashankar became once being as a lot as this level on the transactions made via the locker facility.
On the change hand, Shivashankar has denied data of those chats. The finish connection of Swapna because it became once stumbled on that both of them rating travelled out of the country together.
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Sources uncover Republic TV that the second spherical of questioning will additionally be on the foreign dash made by them. It is miles being alleged that the dash done by the IAS officer became once illegal as he had no longer suggested the centre about dash to foreign nations. Top officials are additionally taking a examine whether the dash sponsor of the IAS officer became once from a foreign offer or an NRI. If these are proved swish, Shivashankar will be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe group believes the duo in a single of their dash out of the country would possibly perhaps well additionally rating met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Detention heart where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became once hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled together 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 dash to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally below the lens of Investigation group.
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