Kochi: A court here on Tuesday remanded Monson Mavunkal in Crime Branch custody till October seven. The prosecution’s demand for a thorough probe into the fraud associated with Wayanad estate has been accepted by court.
The Crime Branch informed the court that there are mysteries in his financial dealings and transactions were done in others’ account. Only a thorough probe can reveal truth. The Ernakulum unit of Crime Branch has registered two cases against Monson. Once the questioning associated with the cases in Kochi is over, the Thiruvananthapuram unit will take him into custody for further questioning. There are five cases in total against Monson in the state.
The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday witnessed trading of charges between the ruling and treasury benches over the now arrested fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stating that no one will be spared.
Vijayan added that the Archaeological Survey of India and DRDO have been asked to probe the validity of the antiques which are in possession of Mavunkal.
Vijayan was replying to an adjournment motion moved by Congress legislator P.T. Thomas, who linked the role of recently retired State Police chief Loknath Behra and a Kerala woman (Anita Pullalyil) hailing from Trissur, now settled in Italy in the fake antique case.