In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's prone aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a glimpse to base IAS officer and prone Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a glimpse to base IAS officer and prone Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar may maybe maybe be known as for questioning in gentle of various digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from assorted accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had particulars of the statements of top accused within the gold smuggling as well to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had instructed to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became instructed by Shivashankar as she main to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD understanding became dropped and it became as a replace deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Yelp Financial institution of India.
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Sources private told the sleuths are overjoyed that Shivashankar has performed a first-rate feature within the coping with of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which existing that Shivashankar became being updated on the transactions made by the locker facility.
On the alternative hand, Shivashankar has denied records of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it became came across that both of them private travelled in a international nation collectively.
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Sources reveal Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will additionally be on the international commute made by them. It is being alleged that the commute done by the IAS officer became illegal as he had not educated the centre about commute to international countries. Prime officials are additionally wanting at whether or not the commute sponsor of the IAS officer became from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved lawful, Shivashankar may maybe maybe presumably be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe crew believes the duo in a single in every of their commute in a international nation will private met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal advanced where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became 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 collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 commute to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally under the lens of Investigation crew.
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