Ernakulam: Former minister and CPM state committee member AC Moideen appeared in front of the enforcement directorate (ED) for interrogation in the Karuvannur bank scam case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had issued two notices earlier but Moideen had refused to appear citing inconvenience. But this time Moideen appeared at the Kochi ED office at around 9:30 AM without attending the assembly session in Thiruvananthapuram. A.C. Moideen is appearing in front of ED for questioning in connection with the 100 crore loan scam in Karuvannur Cooperative Bank. The ED has also asked for 10 years of tax records and bank transaction records.
The ED has also summoned CPI(M) councillor of Thrissur Corporation, Anoop Davis, who was previously questioned and released, as well as Vadakancherry Municipal Standing Committee Chairman PR Aravindakshan for further inquiry. They are under scrutiny due to their alleged connections with Satish Kumar in relation to money laundering activities.
In the report presented to the court, the ED revealed that the former Member of Parliament was also implicated in financial transactions with Satish Kumar, which was supported by telephone recordings and witness statement. This investigation was initiated in August 2021 following a complaint filed by MV Suresh.