In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's pale aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a take into chronicle to rude IAS officer and pale Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a take into chronicle to rude IAS officer and pale Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will almost definitely be called for questioning in gentle of varied digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from assorted accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s payment sheet had facts of the statements of high accused in the gold smuggling to boot 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 used to be suggested by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD thought used to be dropped and it used to be as a replacement deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Sing Monetary institution of India.
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Sources have told the sleuths are ecstatic that Shivashankar has played a the biggest characteristic in the coping with of this locker facility. The partial payment sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which boom that Shivashankar used to be being up up to now on the transactions made throughout the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of these chats. The cease connection of Swapna as it used to be stumbled on that both of them have travelled abroad collectively.
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Sources train Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will also be on the foreign lope made by them. It’s miles being alleged that the lope completed by the IAS officer used to be unlawful as he had no longer told the centre about lope to foreign worldwide locations. Top officials are also having a inquire at whether or no longer the lope sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a foreign supply or an NRI. If these are proved appropriate, Shivashankar might per chance almost definitely maybe maybe be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe team believes the duo in a single among their lope abroad might per chance almost definitely maybe also have met with high accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail the place the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be 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 place he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 lope to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods will almost definitely be below the lens of Investigation team.
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