October 20, 2021

Fake antique scam stirs debate in state assembly; CM Vijayan defends former DGP

The second day of the third session of the 15th Kerala Legislative assembly witnessed heated debate after the opposition had moved an adjournment motion in the assembly over the issue of Fake Antique collector Monson Mavunkal. Denying the need for an adjournment motion, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave full coverage to the top police authorities under him. The proximity of the accused with former DGP Loknath Behera and ADGP Manoj Abraham had courted big debate in the state since the arrest of Monson Mavunkal on September 26. ” Prima Facie, I do not see any fault with the police officials whose names were raised for alleged proximity with Mavunkal.” the Chief Minister stated in the assembly and substantiated his claim by stating that it was Behera himself who had ordered an intelligence probe against the conman. “On February 5, 2020, the DGP had sent a letter to the enforcement…

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