In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's venerable aide M Shivashankar
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a witness to frightening IAS officer and venerable Most important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has sent a witness to frightening IAS officer and venerable Most important Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will doubtless be called for questioning in mild of various digital proof which the investigating company has retrieved from assorted accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s label sheet had particulars of the statements of top accused in the gold smuggling moreover 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 was suggested by Shivashankar as she wanted to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD arrangement was dropped and it was as an different deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Inform Bank of India.
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Sources possess told the sleuths are happy that Shivashankar has played a fundamental role in the coping with of this locker facility. The partial label sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which account for that Shivashankar was being up to this point on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
On the other hand, Shivashankar has denied files of those chats. The shut connection of Swapna as it was learned that every of them possess travelled in a foreign country collectively.
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Sources command Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning might even be on the foreign stoop made by them. It is being alleged that the stoop done by the IAS officer was unlawful as he had no longer urged the centre about stoop to foreign worldwide locations. High officials are also taking a gape at whether or no longer the stoop sponsor of the IAS officer was from a foreign source or an NRI. If these are proved factual, Shivashankar would be disbarred from civil carrier for flouting the civil carrier code.
The probe team believes the duo in a single in all their stoop in a foreign country can also possess met with top accused Faisal Fareed who’s now incarnated in Dubai Penal advanced the save aside the conspiracy of the gold smuggling was 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 save aside he met Swapna Suresh and every of them had returned by flight collectively to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 stoop to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods might be below the lens of Investigation team.
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