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ED Files Preliminary Charge Sheet Against Bineesh Kodiyeri and 3 Others in Money Laundering Case | India News


BENGALURU: The Directorate of Enforcement has filed a preliminary indictment against Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of former CPM Kerala Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, and three other individuals in connection with an alleged money laundering case.
The ED, in its 500-page charge sheet presented to a special PMLA court here on Saturday, said that one of the four defendants in the case, Mohammed Anoop, was the holder of a benami for Bineesh.
The ED has also accused Bineesh of running the Benami Hotel on Anoop’s behalf.
The other defendants in the case are Anikha D and Rijesh Ravindran.
The DE had arrested Bineesh, Balakrishnan’s youngest son, on October 29 in connection with the case.
The Office of Narcotics Control arrested him on November 17 while he was in judicial custody in the ED case.
The NCB had sought his custody to determine his ties to the drug trafficking ring, as he was close to the alleged drug dealer Mohammed Anoop into whose bank account he had transferred more than 50 lakh rupees.

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