KERALA GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS IG LAXMAN OVER LINKS WITH CONMAN MONSON

The Kerala government on Wednesday suspended Inspector General of Police Gugulloth Lakshman over an alleged involvement and dealing with antique dealer Monson Mavungal who was arrested in September. The move comes after a crime branch report and certain number of screenshots and call recordings were released, following pictures of the officer with him. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to suspend the officer who was in charge of Traffic and Road Safety after a crime branch investigation into the case revealed links between the conman and the senior IPS officer. 

 

The report submitted by the crime branch on Monday, stated Lakshman had illegal involvement in an earlier probe against Monson and that he tried to get a transfer for the officer in charge in favour of Monson. It also claims he played a middle man in many dealings by getting Monson linked with high profile customers.  

 

Monson Mavungal was arrested in September this year, after a complaint was filed by individuals for not returning an amount of Rs. 10 crore for the last four years. He has promised the two that he would make them partners in the business but later cheated. The complainants before filing, video taped, recorded every move of Monson to bring weight to their claims. 

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