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 leer to horrifying IAS officer and used Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a leer to horrifying IAS officer and used Major Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar would perhaps be known as for questioning in gentle of diverse digital proof which the investigating agency has retrieved from plenty of accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s fee sheet had critical parts of the statements of high accused within the gold smuggling as successfully as statements made by Shivashankar’s chartered accountant whom he had urged to Swapna Suresh.
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Gold scam: ED summons Pinarayi Vijayan aide M Shivashankar
Swapna Suresh had testified that Venugopal became as soon as urged by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD notion became as soon as dropped and it became as soon as as an alternative deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Command Bank of India.
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Sources relish told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played an critical position within the facing of this locker facility. The partial fee sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which show that Shivashankar became as soon as being updated on the transactions made by procedure of the locker facility.
However, Shivashankar has denied information of these chats. The shut connection of Swapna because it became as soon as chanced on that both of them relish travelled in a single more nation together.
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Sources expose Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning can even be on the international breeze made by them. It is being alleged that the breeze performed by the IAS officer became as soon as unlawful as he had no longer informed the centre about breeze to international nations. High officers are also having a uncover at whether the breeze sponsor of the IAS officer became as soon as from a international offer or an NRI. If these are proved actual, Shivashankar could perchance perchance perhaps be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.
The probe team believes the duo in a single in all their breeze in a single more nation will relish met with high accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal complex where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling became as soon as 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and both of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 breeze to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is also below the lens of Investigation team.
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