Major embarrassment for CPIM, Politburo member Kodiyeri’s son defaulted on payment of Rs 13 crore, claims Dubai businessman

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New Delhi | Published: January 25, 2018 9:14:15 AM

The complaint, addressed to “whomsoever it may concern”, seeks “Indian government officials’ assistance for registering a formal complaint to formally arrest and extradite” Binoy, a “business partner” in Solv Management Consultancy FZE, a consultancy firm in Dubai.

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In a major shock for CPI(M), UAE businessman have alleged that party’s Politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s elder son defaulted in repayment of about Rs 13 crore, which includes the borrowed amount, interest and legal charges. A complaint has been lodged with the party’s central leadership. In the complaint, Hasan Ismaeel Abdulla Almarzooqi has claimed that “there are over five criminal cases registered against Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan in Dubai by Dubai Police and public prosecution so far”. Almarzooqi has identified himself as the owner of Dubai-based Jaas Tourism LLC.

The complaint, addressed to “whomsoever it may concern”, seeks “Indian government officials’ assistance for registering a formal complaint to formally arrest and extradite” Binoy, a “business partner” in Solv Management Consultancy FZE, a consultancy firm in Dubai. Almarzooqi has said that Binoy “absconded from Dubai after cheating my company and my partner”.

In his complaint dated January 5, Almarzooqi has said that Binoy is a friend of his partner at Jaas Tourism, identified as Rahul Krishnan. “Binoy… utilising his liberty in my company through Krishnan, borrowed money from our account holding banks for a mortgage loan of 313,200 dirham for buying a new vehicle AUDI A8 and agreed to pay on time all the EMIs… Thereafter, Binoy…requested Krishnan for financial help for his various business deals across UAE, India, KSA and Nepal and yet again borrowed an amount of 4.5 million dirham and guaranteed to repay back in full on or before June 10, 2016,” says the complaint.

Meanwhile, the BJP has demanded the resignation of Balakrishnan, the Kerala unit secretary of the ruling CPI(M), over reports that his son allegedly defrauded a firm in Dubai to the tune of Rs 13 crore, claiming that his action had “shamed” India. BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimhra Rao said Balakrishnan’s son Binoy Kodiyeri had used “strong arm tactics” of his father to commit the cheating and demanded that he should subject himself to police probe in Dubai.

“It is a major case of financial fraud. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan also has a negative image and had made atrocious comments against the Army,” Rao told reporters, and quoted reports to claim the firm had approached CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as well. The post of party secretary is the most powerful position in a state unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Rao said, demanding that Balakrishnan resign from his position. The case, he said, has “shamed” India at a time when its image was flying “high” due to efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP leader also demanded explanation from Yechury and Vijayan over the matter.

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