Monson Mavunkal | Photo: Facebook|monson.mavunkal
Kochi: Monson Mavunkal is accused to have made huge sums of money through fraudulent practices including the business of fake antiques and forgery for the purpose of cheating. He misused his photos and videos with certain celebrities and other influential people for his benefit. Senior officers and even politicians fell into his trap as he played them like puppets.
Monson used to exhibit several documents for his frauds including the document submitted by DRDO scientist stating that Monson has with him a chemical worth crores of rupees that is used for rocket launch and the document signed by the DGP of Kerala Police for the security gear equipped to protect the artefacts owned by him.
He had also prepared fake documents of his bank dealings, RBI, Central finance ministry and Enforcement Department. It is speculated that Monson’s relative in America arranged these documents for him.
He bought most of the antiques from Ernakulam native Santhosh who rents materials and other props for film shootings. Several antiques belonging to Monson were brought from his shop in Mattanchery. He also built certain stuff with the help of a carpenter in Thiruvananthapuram.
He released posters by exploiting the Pravasi Malayali Federation. He released a poster with the name ‘Pravasi Award for Chief Minister’ under the banner of the Pravasi Malayali Federation. Monsoon also included his company’s name in the poster.
Cherthala native Monson Mavunkal was booked over a money fraud worth Rs 10 cr. As per the case, he had swindled Rs 10 crores from five people by producing fake bank documents. The fake documents claimed that he held a bank balance of Rs 2,62,000 crores. The series of frauds done by Monson was revealed after the Crime Branch conducted a raid at his house in Kaloor.
He was planning a new fraud where he convinced people that he was planning to buy 93 antiques worth Rs 15,000 crores for the antique museum in Qatar along with a Thrissur native. Monsoon was arrested before this plan was executed.
Police presence during his daughter’s wedding
Cherthala police are under observation after finding links with Monson Mavunkal who was arrested for fraud. It was learned that investigation on officers who are linked to Monson is underway at both department level and crime branch level.
Even on the day of his arrest on September 25 after the crime branch team from Ernakulam arrived at Cherthala, he was accompanied by senior police officers and station inspector.
There was also a presence of police officers at Monson’s daughter’s wedding ceremony. The photos taken on the wedding day with police officers are circulating through social media. It is hinted that although there were complaints raised against him before, they were settled with his connections with police officers. The police took a favourable decision in the vehicle theft case filed against him. In the investigation that was started after Monson approached the court in the luxury car issue, 21 vehicles including caravan were confiscated by police in 2020. The vehicles are lying in ruins next to the Cherthala station now.