Mumbai/Thiruvananthapuram: For the third time, a court in Mumbai on Monday deferred its order on the anticipatory bail plea filed by Kerala CPI-M leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy Kodiyeri in the rape case against him and posted the case for Tuesday.
The Dindoshi court had, on last Thursday, posted the case for Monday as counsel for the accused told the court that they have more evidence to be presented.
On Monday, the victim's counsel gave an affidavit with their fresh evidence, and the court saying that the accused would be given time to reply to this, posted the case for Tuesday.
The court, however, directed that Kodiyeri should not be arrested till the court takes up the case again on Tuesday.
In the FIR filed at the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai's Andheri, the 33-year-old Mumbai-based woman, who hails from Bihar, has alleged that Kodiyeri sexually exploited her for several years on the promise of marriage and claims they also have a child.
She registered the complaint on June 13 after she came to know that he was already married.
According to her complaint, she entered into a relationship with Kodiyeri while working at a dance bar in Dubai in 2008 and now has an eight-year-old child with him. She said that till 2015, he even used to send her money every month, for which she has already produced documentary evidence.
A team of Mumbai Police officials, after visiting Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram in search of Kodiyeri, had to return empty-handed and for a week now, there has been no trace of him.
The national and state leadership of the CPI-M including the accused's father have washed their hands off the matter saying since Kodiyeri is not a party member, the party has nothing to do with this and he alone should handle it.