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Mumbai police file case against Binoy Kodiyeri

KANNUR: Mumbai police spokesperson Manjunath has officially confirmed that the Mumbai police had filed a case against Binoy Kodiyeri, the son of CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, based on the complaint given by Bihar-based bar dance girl that she had sexually abused her after proposing to marry her. The team from Mumbai reached Kannur only Wednesday evening. The team comprising Oshiwara station officers Vinayak Jadav and Dayanand Pawar having SI rank. They held discussion with Kannur SP. The team said that the probe was progressing. Once the statement of the complainant woman is recorded, the police may initiate proceedings including arrest against him. In between, the Mumbai police has decided to summon Kodiyeri and record his statement.

The Opposition leader demanded a serious probe into the allegations. On June 13, Mumbai’s Oshiwara police had filed an FIR against Binoy under Sections 376 (rape) and Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code. In her complaint, the woman hadalleged that Binoy had rented a house for her and used to take care of all her expenses after promising to marry her. She stated in her complaint that she has an eight-month-old son from the relationship and that she did not know Binoy was already married.

Binoy Kodiyeri, however, has denied the allegations against him and has called it an attempt to blackmail him. According to reports, the Kannur police had received a complaint from Kodiyeri in the month of April but probe into it was delayed due to the Lok Sabha Elections. Binoy has also claimed that he had filed a complaint with Kannur Range IG stating that he had received extortion notice, demanding Rs 5 crore and which also said that he had married her.