In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's used aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has sent a discover to sinful IAS officer and used Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a discover to sinful IAS officer and used Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will seemingly be referred to as for questioning in gentle of a principal sequence of digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from diverse accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s cost sheet had principal features of the statements of prime accused in the gold smuggling as properly as 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 turned into suggested by Shivashankar as she desired to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD conception turned into dropped and it turned into as a replacement deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Narrate Bank of India.
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Sources possess knowledgeable the sleuths are overjoyed that Shivashankar has conducted a wanted feature in the going thru of this locker facility. The partial cost sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which point out that Shivashankar turned into being up up to now on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied data of these chats. The finish connection of Swapna because it turned into found that each of them possess travelled out of the country together.
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Sources portray Republic TV that the 2nd spherical of questioning will furthermore be on the international bound back and forth made by them. It is being alleged that the bound back and forth performed by the IAS officer turned into unlawful as he had not knowledgeable the centre about bound back and forth to international nations. Top officials are furthermore having a gaze at whether or not the bound back and forth sponsor of the IAS officer turned into from a international provide or an NRI. If these are proved sincere, Shivashankar will seemingly be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe personnel believes the duo in a single in all their bound back and forth out of the country could presumably presumably furthermore possess met with prime accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Penitentiary the set the conspiracy of the gold smuggling turned into 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 set he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 bound back and forth to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is furthermore beneath the lens of Investigation personnel.
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