In gold scam case, ED summons Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's worn aide M Shivashankar
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The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a search to rotten IAS officer and worn Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Oct 14
The Enforcement Directorate has despatched a search to rotten IAS officer and worn Predominant Secretary of Kerala M Shivashankar for questioning on Wednesday. Shivashankar will seemingly be known as for questioning in light of various digital evidence which the investigating company has retrieved from varied accused within the gold smuggling scam. Earlier, ED’s charge sheet had minute 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 used to be instructed by Shivashankar as she needed to deposit 30 lakhs as FD. On the advice of the chartered accountant, the FD thought used to be dropped and it used to be as an alternative deposited in a locker facility in Thiruvananthapuram Voice Financial institution of India.
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Sources gain instructed the sleuths are convinced that Shivashankar has played a truly noteworthy feature within the handling of this locker facility. The partial charge sheet had WhatsApp chats between Venugopal and Shivashankar which present off that Shivashankar used to be being up previously on the transactions made thru the locker facility.
Alternatively, Shivashankar has denied recordsdata of these chats. The stop connection of Swapna as it used to be chanced on that every of them gain travelled in a single other country together.
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Sources jabber Republic TV that the 2d round of questioning will moreover be on the international budge back and forth made by them. It is being alleged that the budge back and forth performed by the IAS officer used to be unlawful as he had now not instructed the centre about budge back and forth to international nations. Top officers are moreover looking at whether or now not the budge back and forth sponsor of the IAS officer used to be from a international source or an NRI. If these are proved correct, Shivashankar is seemingly to be disbarred from civil provider for flouting the civil provider code.
The probe group believes the duo in a single of their budge back and forth in a single other country might presumably gain met with top accused Faisal Fareed who is now incarnated in Dubai Detention heart where the conspiracy of the gold smuggling used to be 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 each of them had returned by flight together to Kerala. Shivashankar’s October 2018 budge back and forth to UAE for fundraising for Kerala floods is moreover beneath the lens of Investigation group.
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