Sruthi Lekshmi TV Series Actress Asked About “Links” to Fake Antiquarian Monson Mavunkal – The New Indian Express
KOCHI: Popular Kerala film and television actress Sruthi Lekshmi was questioned by the Law Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday about her alleged links to infamous “antiquarian” Monson Mavunkal. The actress is also a popular classical dancer and has reportedly been present at some events hosted by the now arrested con artist Mavunkal.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the ED asked him to explain his relationship with Mavunkal, after discovering that he had made payments into his bank accounts. Although she informed the DE that she only had a professional relationship with Mavunkal, they asked her to appear in person and her statements had been recorded since Tuesday afternoon.
The now 31-year-old actress started her career as a child artist in TV series and has now starred in almost 35 films in addition to many popular TV series and not to mention directing programs. of dance.
Mavunkal, now, has become a household name in the state for his bogus collections of antiques, following his arrest by the Criminal Branch of his home-museum in the last week of September after the victims seized approached Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, complaining that they were swindled of Rs 10 crore by this “master fraud” who even managed to give a tour to the highest officials of the Kerala police.
Mavunkal sought to impress his distinguished guests by showcasing antiques in his collection which he said included the “Rod of Moses” and “two of the 30 pieces of silver which were taken by Judas to deceive Jesus Christ.”
Police said he presented these “rare” items – a throne believed to have been used by Tipu Sultan, as well as a huge collection of old Qurans, Bibles (Old Testament and New Testament) and old copies. manuscripts of the Bhagavad Gita.
Mavunkal used to bring several personalities to his sumptuous residence, part of which has been transformed into a museum to house his “precious antiques”.