In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s old fashioned aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a seek to immoral IAS officer and old fashioned Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a seek to immoral IAS officer and old fashioned Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will doubtless be called for questioning in mild of diverse digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had vital aspects of the statements of prime accused within the gold smuggling as wisely as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had instantaneous to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became instantaneous by Shivashankar as she wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the recommendation of the chartered accountant, the FD concept became dropped and it became instead deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Divulge Bank of India.
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Sources have told the sleuths are gratified that Shivashankar has played a critical feature within the going through of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which blow their private horns that Shivashankar became being up up to now on the transactions made throughout the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied files of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it became found that both of them have travelled in a single other country together.
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Sources repeat Republic TV that the 2d spherical of questioning will additionally be on the foreign scurry made by them. It is miles being alleged that the scurry performed by the IAS officer became illegal as he had now not told the centre about scurry to foreign nations. High officials are additionally whether or now not the scurry sponsor of the IAS officer became from a foreign provide or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar will doubtless be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe workforce believes the duo in regarded as one of their scurry in a single other country may perchance also have met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Jail the do 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 the do he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 scurry to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally below the lens of Investigation workforce.
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