ED arrests Bineesh Kodiyeri in Bengaluru drug case

ED arrests Bineesh Kodiyeri in Bengaluru drug case after three hours of questioning

This was the third time Bineesh was asked to appear before the central agency for interrogation

Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of Kerala CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, while arriving to appear before the Enforcement Directorate officials, in Bengaluru, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Bineesh Kodiyeri son of Kadiyeri Balakrishnan, secretary of CPI (M), Kerala has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials In Bengaluru on Thursday in a case of money laundering related to drugs and his links with a drug peddler Anoop Mohammed an accused arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for peddling drugs.

During investigations, the officials had found huge money transactions to Anoop's account. The ED officials then interrogated Anoop during his judicial custody in Parappana Agrahara central jail. Anoop had revealed Bineesh's name with respect to his transactions to his account.

Bineesh had been remanded to the custody of ED officials for four days. According to ED officials, they detained him when he had come to Bengaluru zonal office around 11 am, responding to the summons issued to him.

Anoop was also arrested by ED officials recently and was questioned for five days about the source of the money. Anoop had informed the officials the amount was transferred to his accounts by Bineesh.

Bineesh was questioned for three hours before officials produced him before the court and was taken into custody. ED officials had earlier questioned Bineesh twice on September, 9, in Kochi in connection with the gold smuggling case and October, 3, regarding the drug peddling case in Bengaluru.