Kerala CPI(M) secretary Balakrishnan son arrested in connection to drug case probe in Bengaluru
| Thursday | 29th October, 2020
Binish Kodiyeri is arrested in connection with alleged financial transactions he had with a suspect arrested by the NCB for peddling drugs in Bengaluru
Binish Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI(M) secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, is arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday in Bengaluru.
He is arrested in connection with alleged financial transactions he had with a suspect arrested by the NCB for peddling drugs in Bengaluru
Binish was arrested after he was questioned for three hours at the ED’s Bengaluru office. He arrived at the Bengaluru Zonal office in Shanthinagar at 11 am for questioning. After questioning he was taken into custody and was produced in the Bengaluru Sessions Court and he has been sent to the custody of ED for four days, according to ED officials.
This is the second time he has been summoned by the ED. Earlier ED had questioned Binish on October 6 in Bengaluru. Binish was earlier questioned by the ED in Kerala over alleged links to persons arrested in connection with a gold-smuggling racket in the state.
Incidentally, a probe into drug usage by top celebrities and film personalities in Karnataka by the Bengaluru crime branch began soon after the NCB arrests of August 22.
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