Monson Mavunkal case: KPCC chief Sudhakaran appears before ED

K Sudhakaran
K Sudhakaran. File photo: Manorama

KPCC chief K Sudhakaran appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday in connection with the fake antiques case involving fraud-accused Monson Mavunkal.

The senior Congress leader reached the ED office at around 11 am for interrogation in the case registered by the Crime Branch. Mavunkal is accused of swindling nearly Rs 10 crore from various persons. He was arrested by the Crime Branch in September 2021.

The Crime Branch had earlier arrested Sudhakaran and released him on bail in a case filed on the basis of the statement by complainants who lost their money in the cheating case, claiming that they had handed over the money to Mavunkal in the presence of Sudhakaran.

When the allegations cropped up against him two years ago, Sudhakaran had denied them.

Sudhakaran had been pictured with Mavunkal on various occasions. The Congress leader has maintained that he visited Monson at his residence for treatment as the latter had claimed to be a cosmetologist.

When the ED last questioned Sudhakaran on August 22, it had quizzed him about Monson's financial dealings and his businesses and partners.

The ED reportedly asked the Congress leader to furnish details of his bank transactions over the last five years on Monday.

Besides Sudhakaran, senior police officer, IG Lakshman is also facing charges for allegedly aiding Mavunkal. He was suspended in November 2021 for his alleged connections with Mavunkal.

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