Fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal’s nexus under the scanner
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India]Sep 28 (ANI): Criminal Investigation has arrested Monson Mavunkal, who allegedly cheated on people by selling counterfeit antiques, claiming his collection was owned by employees of Moses, two of the 30 silver coins that Judas and the throne of Tipu Sultan owned by knitting have taken a web of lies to woo influential people like politicians, movie stars and top police officers.
According to police, most of the antiques he claimed were rare were from a carpenter in Kerala. Following his arrest by the Criminal Investigation Department for Rs 4 crore fraud on various complaints, a number of images have been making the rounds on social media, including Monson Mavunkal with politicians like Kerala Congress President K Sudhakaran and Secretary of State Roshy Augustine.
While other photos have come out of movie stars and former Kerala Police Director General Lokanath Behera sitting on a throne with additional Police Director General Manoj Abraham holding an ancient sword.
In response to a complainant’s allegations that Sudhakaran intervened in a Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) case in 2018 and money was exchanged in his presence, the KPCC president said it was unfounded.
“I know Monson Mavunkal. I’ve been to his house six or seven times. I had known him as a doctor and was treated in no case. But I completely deny that other allegations have been made against me. I never had a discussion about it or had any financial transactions with the defendant, “said Sudhakaran in Kannur.
He claimed the involvement of the Kerala Prime Minister’s office was mysterious.
“The person who made the allegation says he was called by the CMO. This is a made up story. It is an attempt to deliberately trap me. Dark forces are suspected to be behind it. Why should the office of the CM call him? “In 2018 I was not a MP or a member of a committee. I didn’t interfere to help Monson anyway, “said Sudhakaran.
The Kochi Criminal Police team arrested Monson on Sunday from Cherthala, Alappuzha district.
According to the investigation team’s report submitted to the court, the fraud was carried out by forging a document on behalf of a foreign bank.
“There was no account abroad in his name. He deceived the complainants by convincing them that his bank account was credited with Rs 2.62.000 crore from the sale of antiques and that he needs Rs 10 crore to withdraw it, he will give them interest-free credit for starting a business “, said the crime branch.
The police report continued: “He claimed that his precious antiquities collection included a throne of Tipu Sultan’s collection had several sacred books and documents such as a palm-leaf version of the great epic Mahabharata, the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Pablo Picasso. (ANI)