In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's susceptible aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a gape to execrable IAS officer and susceptible Most fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a gape to execrable IAS officer and susceptible Most fundamental Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be called for questioning in light of loads of digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from loads of accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had shrimp print of the statements of prime accused in the gold smuggling besides to statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had quick to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal turned into quick by Shivashankar as she needed to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD knowing turned into dropped and it turned into in its set deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Inform Financial institution of India.
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Sources own quick the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has conducted the biggest role in the handling of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which demonstrate that Shivashankar turned into being updated on the transactions made by means of the locker facility.
Nevertheless, Shivashankar has denied data of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it turned into discovered that both of them own travelled in every other nation together.
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Sources listing Republic TV that the 2nd spherical of questioning will additionally be on the foreign shuttle made by them. It is miles being alleged that the shuttle done by the IAS officer turned into unlawful as he had no longer quick the centre about shuttle to foreign countries. Top officials are additionally whether the shuttle sponsor of the IAS officer turned into from a foreign provide or an NRI. If these are proved precise, Shivashankar could perhaps very well be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe crew believes the duo in a single of their shuttle in every other nation can own met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Jail the set the conspiracy of the gold smuggling turned into hatched. The IAS officer had already agreed that in April 2017 he had travelled along with her to UAE. In April 2018, he travelled to Oman the set he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 shuttle to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally below the lens of Investigation crew.
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