In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's used aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a glimpse to detestable IAS officer and used Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a glimpse to detestable IAS officer and used Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be known as for questioning in light of diverse digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from diverse accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s cost sheet had dinky print of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling in addition 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 wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD concept became dropped and it became as a replacement deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Affirm Bank of India.
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Sources dangle urged the sleuths are happy that Shivashankar has played a critical role within the going via of this locker facility. The partial cost sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which prove that Shivashankar became being up to this point on the transactions made via the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied data of these chats. The discontinuance connection of Swapna as it became found out that both of them dangle travelled in a single other nation together.
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Sources thunder Republic TV that the 2nd spherical of questioning can even be on the foreign commute made by them. It’s far being alleged that the commute accomplished by the IAS officer became illegal as he had no longer suggested the centre about commute to foreign nations. Prime officers are also taking a stare upon whether or no longer the commute sponsor of the IAS officer became from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar may maybe maybe well be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe workforce believes the duo in a single among their commute in a single other nation can dangle met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Jail the put the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became 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 put he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 commute to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also below the lens of Investigation workforce.
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