In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's used aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a sight to disagreeable IAS officer and used Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a sight to disagreeable IAS officer and used Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will be known as for questioning in gentle of diverse digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from a great deal of accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had small print of the statements of top accused within the gold smuggling besides 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 modified into instructed by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD belief modified into dropped and it modified into as an alternative deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Reveal Monetary institution of India.
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Sources non-public educated the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed the largest role within the dealing with of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which dispute that Shivashankar modified into being updated on the transactions made via the locker facility.
On the other hand, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it modified into stumbled on that every of them non-public travelled in a foreign country collectively.
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Sources repeat Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will additionally be on the foreign shuttle made by them. It is being alleged that the shuttle done by the IAS officer modified into illegal as he had now not told the centre about shuttle to foreign countries. High officers are additionally having a learn about at whether or now not the shuttle sponsor of the IAS officer modified into from a foreign offer or an NRI. If these are proved factual, Shivashankar may perhaps perhaps be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe group believes the duo in a single among their shuttle in a foreign country may perhaps perhaps non-public met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Detention center the put the conspiracy of the gold smuggling modified 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 put he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 shuttle to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is additionally under the lens of Investigation group.
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