Monson’s bank accounts found empty, no clue on crores earned from fake antique deal

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Kochi: Crime Branch is struggling to crack the case against Monson Mavunkal who is booked for looting crores from many people over the antique deal. Though the probe team is claiming that Monson looted crores, they have no idea about the money which Monson earned. It is learnt that Monson’s bank accounts are almost empty. Crime Branch reported that cash was not seized from Monson’s residence during the raid. Hence, the officials suspect that Monson may be just a Benami.

Monson swindled Rs 6.27 crore from Sreevalsam Group. Pathanamthitta native Rajeev was also cheated of Rs 1.62 crore. Apart from this, over 10 crore was looted from 6 people including a Kozhikode native Yakoob. Apart from this, he was also involved in fraud related to imported luxury cars.

But even after the scams came to light, the crores of money amassed by Monson not recovered yet. After seizing a currency counting machine from his car, the probe team assumed that he was handling the money directly. Hence, it is learnt that he was conscious about digital and bank transactions as it will be evidence.

Is Monson a Benami?

The probe team has raised suspicion that Monson may be a Benami of someone. Crime Branch also identified that crores of money were transferred through Monson.

The Crime Branch has been making a major move to identify the source of this money.

At the same time, the probe team is also investigating the involvement of the police officials and the VIPs who are under the scanner for their alleged links with the fraudster. Monson is being interrogated on the fabrication of documents, source of the antique items, source of income and money deals.

The probe team questioned Monson as per the details in the complaint submitted to Chief Minister. A Special Investigation Team led by SP MJ Sojan is investigating Monson. The crime branch also questioned Monson’s friends and security officials.

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