Kerala CPM Leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s Son Appears Before ED In Drugs Case
Bengaluru: Bineesh Kodiyeri, the controversial son of CPM Kerala general secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, was Tuesday grilled by the Enforcement Directorate at their office here for over six hours at over his relationship with Mohammed Anoop, one of the main accused in the drug racket case that rocked Bengaluru a month back.
After a tough grilling, Bineesh reportedly fell uneasy and had to take rest at the ED office before he was whisked away by his lawyer.
Bineesh looked nervous and was uneasy as he entered the ED office accompanied by a few close friends. He reportedly told the ED that he had indeed given money to Anoop for his hotel venture, but pleaded innocence regarding the drug angle.
He reportedly told officials that he was unaware that Anoop was into drug dealings.
The ED told Bineesh that they would examine his statements in detail and may summon him once again.
Sources said Bineesh exchanged several calls with Anoop. Call records with the ED show that the two were in touch 78 times between May 31 and August 19.
Anoop was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau with 250 MDMA pills in his possession on August 21 from his apartment in Bengaluru.
Anoop had told the investigators earlier that Bineesh had loaned him Rs 50 lakh to start a restaurant in Bengaluru.
“I used to get MDMA pills and supply it to youngsters in colleges and at rave parties in order to fulfil my daily needs. After making some money, I took a property on lease and opened a restaurant with the financial help of Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of Kodiyeri Balakrishnan,” reads Anoop’s statement of August 23, a copy of which was available with several media outlets.
Kerala News Online