Monson's claim: Museum Dept to reopen probe on missing Quran of Aurangzeb

Sankar CG

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A case was registered in the year 1971 with Museum Police and they probed for five years. Without finding any clue on it, the case was later transferred to CB-CID, a special wing of CID headed by ADGP. However, years of investigation have not yielded any result and nobody now knows anything about the case registered or the missing golden holy Quran.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Department of Museums and Zoo of the state government mulls seeking police help in investigating the claim by the self-styled antique collector Monson Mavunkal that he is in possession of the golden holy Quran used by Aurangzeb; in fact, it went missing from Thiruvananthapuram Museum five decades ago.

The miniature version of the golden Holy Quran used by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb went missing from the Sri Chithra Art Gallery in the museum in Thiruvananthapuram in 1971. Incidentally, Monson claimed that he was in possession of it.