Kerala authorities suspends senior cop over hyperlinks with alleged conman

The Kerala authorities on Wednesday suspended Inspector-General of Police Gugulloth Lakshman over alleged involvement with antiques supplier Monson Mavunkal and interference in legal circumstances to assist the, in line with the Chief Minister’s Office.

The determination to droop the IG, who was accountable for visitors and street security, was taken by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after a criminal offense department probe into Mavunkal’s dealings allegedly uncovered his hyperlinks with the senior IPS officer, sources conscious of the matter stated.

Mavunkal was arrested in September this yr on fees of pocketing Rs 10 crore from a gaggle of individuals since 2017 after promising them to make then companions in his antiques enterprise.

The crime department report — which was submitted on Monday– stated Lakshman illegally interfered in an earlier probe towards Mavunkal and bought an investigating officer transferred on the behest of Mavunkal. Besides, the senior police officer performed the function of a intermediary in Mavunkal’s allegedly fraudulent vintage dealings, it stated.

Lakshman didn’t reply to requests for remark.