In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's primitive aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a ogle to spoiled IAS officer and primitive Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a ogle to spoiled IAS officer and primitive Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will most definitely be referred to as for questioning in gentle of a host of digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from loads of accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had little print of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling to boot to 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 used to be instantaneous by Shivashankar as she essential to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD idea used to be dropped and it used to be as a substitute deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Reveal Bank of India.
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Sources dangle instructed the sleuths are gay that Shivashankar has played a vital characteristic in the dealing with of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which exhibit that Shivashankar used to be being updated on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of those chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it used to be stumbled on that both of them dangle travelled in one other country together.
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Sources order Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will additionally be on the foreign poke made by them. It’s being alleged that the poke carried out by the IAS officer used to be illegal as he had no longer instructed the centre about poke to foreign international locations. High officers are additionally taking a look at whether or no longer the poke sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a foreign provide or an NRI. If these are proved simply, Shivashankar will most definitely be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe group believes the duo in certainly one of their poke in one other country would possibly presumably dangle met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Prison where 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 poke to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally below the lens of Investigation group.
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