In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's used aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a evaluation to frightful IAS officer and used Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a evaluation to frightful IAS officer and used Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar shall be known as for questioning in gentle of diverse digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from a model of accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had diminutive print of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling as properly as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had instantaneous to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became instantaneous by Shivashankar as she wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD knowing became dropped and it became as a change deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Notify Bank of India.
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Sources get hold of advised the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has performed a crucial role in the handling of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which cloak that Shivashankar became being updated on the transactions made via the locker facility.
Nonetheless, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it became realized that both of them get hold of travelled international collectively.
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Sources snarl Republic TV that the 2nd round of questioning will moreover be on the international shuttle made by them. It is miles being alleged that the shuttle done by the IAS officer became unlawful as he had no longer told the centre about shuttle to international countries. High officers are moreover taking a study whether the shuttle sponsor of the IAS officer became from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved true, Shivashankar shall be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe team believes the duo in one of their shuttle international could get hold of met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Detention center where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 shuttle to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is moreover under the lens of Investigation team.
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