CPM chief’s son held for cash laundering

Bengaluru, October 29

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested Bineesh Kodiyeri, the son of Kerala CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, in a money laundering case related to drugs seizure, official sources said.

They said Bineesh was arrested under relevant sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and the agency wants to put him through custodial interrogation for “financing a drugs network”. The agency later produced him before a local court that is stated to have sent him to four days’ ED custody, they added.

Cong, BJP attack Left

Thiruvananthapuram: The Opposition Congress and the BJP in Kerala on Thursday lashed out at the LDF government over the arrest of Bineesh Kodiyeri, alleging anti-national activities were being carried out under the Left front rule in the state. The LDF said Bineesh was not a CPM leader. PTI

Sources said the central probe agency had thrice questioned Bineesh about his alleged links with an accused, M Anoop, arrested in a narcotics seizure case sometime ago.

Before his arrest, Bineesh was grilled by the ED at its zonal office in the Shanthinagar area here after he appeared around 11 am on Thursday. — PTI

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