In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's weak aide M Shivashankar

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In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's weak aide M Shivashankar

In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's weak aide M Shivashankar

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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a behold to inaccurate IAS officer and weak Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14

Gold scam

The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a behold to inaccurate IAS officer and weak Foremost Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar shall be called for questioning in gentle of diversified digital evidence which the investigating agency has retrieved from diversified accused in the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s price sheet had crucial aspects of the statements of top accused in 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 changed into urged by Shivashankar as she wished to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD thought changed into dropped and it changed into as an alternate deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Verbalize Financial institution of India.

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Sources gain told the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a extremely crucial role in the handling of this locker facility. The partial price sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which present that Shivashankar changed into being up up to now on the transactions made throughout the locker facility.

Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied knowledge of those chats.  The shut connection of Swapna because it changed into chanced on that every of them gain travelled in a foreign nation together.

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Sources repeat Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will moreover be on the foreign roam made by them. It is being alleged that the roam completed by the IAS officer changed into illegal as he had now not told the centre about roam to foreign international locations. Top officials are moreover having a see at whether or now not the roam sponsor of the IAS officer changed into from a foreign supply or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar is more seemingly to be disbarred from civil service for flouting the civil service code.

The probe group of workers believes the duo in a single among their roam in a foreign nation might maybe presumably maybe gain met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Reformatory where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling changed 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 where he met Swapna Suresh and each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 roam to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is moreover under the lens of Investigation group of workers.

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