Kochi: Amid the ongoing turmoil associated with the frauds committed by Kerala antique fraudster, Monson Mavunkal, reports have been coming out that the key accused in the ‘diplomatic gold smuggling case’ Swapna Suresh was sheltered by him when she went underground.
After the gold smuggling through diplomatic baggage came to light, Swapna Suresh and team had left for Kochi from Thiruvananthapuram fearing arrest. Despite knowing this, police failed to arrest them and it evoked suspicion as there were police patrolling on roads during the Covid-19 lockdown.
It was after media reports came out about her stay in Kochi, police inspected every nook and corner of the city. Meanwhile, Swapna Suresh and team were nabbed by NIA from Bengaluru. Even the central investigating agencies were suspicious of Swapna receiving support from police to dodge inspections.
Monson’s house is considered the safest in Kochi as one cannot observe the house from outside. After all, there is complete CCTV surveillance and a team of security guards. Monson was getting high police security and the police had even placed ‘beat boxes’ in front of his house to ensure utmost safety. No police officer would have dared to even enter the house. By knowing this, Swapna must have taken refuge at his house.