Bengaluru: A special court here extended the custody of Bineesh Kodiyeri to five more days on the request of the Enforcement Directorate which had asked for 10 days.
Bineesh, son of Kerala’s Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Kodyeri Balakrishnan, was taken into custody in connection with a money laundering case by the investigation agency on October 29.
The ED produced a laundry list of bank transactions of seven years in which Bineesh earned a whopping Rs 7 crore, mainly through nefarious deals, including peddling drugs through his front man Mohammad Anoop who was taken into custody in August following a raid in Bengaluru.
Bineesh’s lawyers challenged the ED’s plea stating that he was suffering from severe back pain due to prolonged questioning. They also stated that he vomited several times in the hospital. The lawyers alleged that the ED was violating norms by not allowing them to meet Bineesh even briefly every day. However, the court dismissed their plea.
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