Monson Mavunkal, a fake antique dealer from Kerala, was in the possession of a car registered in the name of actress Kareena Kapoor Khan. Police seized a 2007 model Porsche Boxster a year ago.
The car is now kept at the police station premises at Cherthala in District Alappuzha. Police have seized about 20 luxury cars from his custody following a legal scuffle between him and the Sreevalsam Group, a leading business team.
Reporters accessed the seized car’s registration documents that have Randhir Kapoor’s name in the place of Kareena Kapoor’s father. Her Mumbai address of Hill Road, Bandra, has been furnished, among other details. It is unclear how Mavunkal was able to take custodianship of the vehicle without changing the registration.
Mavunkal, from Cherthala in Kerala, made news headlines for swindling several victims, including celebrities, politicians and top cops, by showcasing locally made materials in the guise of antiques. He claimed to have owned a few from the 30 pieces of silver of Judas, royal throne of Tipu Sultan among others. He claimed he has 2.6 lakh crores stuck in a foreign bank account due to the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rules of Reserve Bank of India. He made people believe that the huge money came to him in exchange of antique pieces.
Police arrested Mavunkal, 52, following a joint complaint by Yakoob Purayil, Anoop V Ahmed, Salim Edathil, MT Shameer, Siddique Purayil and Shanimon lodged a complaint that he had cheated them of Rs 10 crore since 2017.
Last month, transport department officials in Bengaluru had seized over 10 luxury cars, which included brands like Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Porsche. Shockingly, one among them was registered in the name of megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The transport department observed many imported cars were plying scot-free in Bengaluru city and road tax on those cars are not being paid. Following this observation, the transport department, alongwith the traffic police, conducted a joint operation and seized over 10 super cars.
They found many irregularities like no road tax, import duty, false registrations, forged documents and few cars with documents of old owner. Yes, that is where Amitabh Bachchan comes into the scene. He sold his Rolls Royce Phantom few years ago which was gifted to him by filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. According to sources, Bachchan sold the Rs 3.5 crore worth Phantom in 2019 to Bengaluru based businessman Yousuf Shariff or Scrap Babu. He runs a real estate company named Umrah Developers in Bengaluru.