Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned actor Mohanlal in connection with a money laundering investigation, according to sources.
The actor has been summoned to the ED's Kochi office next week, where he will be questioned in connection with a money laundering investigation involving antique trader and fraudster Monson Mavunkal.
Monson was detained by the Kerala Police in September of last year on charges of defrauding and swindling people out of Rs 10 crore.
Monson's Kerala home is claimed to have been visited by Mohanlal once. His visit's purpose, however, is yet unknown.
State authorities in Kerala's Alappuzha district detained the 52-year-old YouTuber on suspicion of scamming crores of rupees by selling fake artifacts.
Mavunkal, a Kerala native, allegedly purported to be a collector of antiques and relics for numerous years and defrauded people out of Rs 10 crore, according to the Kerala Police.
His claims to have Tipu Sultan's throne, Moses' rod, Aurangzeb's ring, Chhatrapati Shivaji's Bhagavad Gita copy, St Antony's fingernail, and other artefacts were also discovered to be bogus.