Kochi: Monson Mavunkal, accused in an antiquities fraud case, is facing a fresh case for allegedly stealing six cars from a dealer in Bangalore without paying money. It is learned that the case will be investigated by the Crime Branch. According to the complainant, Monson stole six cars worth Rs 86 lakh duping as a millionaire.
However, the trader lodged a complaint after he did not receive money. With the new case, the total number of cases registered against Monson has reached 14. Earlier, the investigation team had found that Monson had more than 30 luxury cars in his possession at Kochi and Cherthala.
In Kerala, the inspection was carried out by Motor Vehicles Department. It was revealed that many of these cars were illegally modified. Further, many irregularities were also found. Many of the vehicles owned by Monson were not functioning. The vehicles were kept only to convince customers that he was a millionaire. Even though the investigation has combined all cases, four charge sheets were submitted so far in court, including a POSCO case.
The probe team will also file an application in the court seeking custody in the latest case. The Enforcement Directorate's investigation into the cases against Monson is also progressing.