Thiruvananthapuram: Muslim Youth League(MYL), IUML's youth wing hurled more accusations and demanded probe against the companies allegedly owned by CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son, Bineesh Kodiyeri on Saturday.
Earlier, Balakrishnan had asked the opposition to produce documents regarding his businessman son Bineesh Kodiyeri's alleged links to a drugs case exposed by the NCB,
Early this week, Muslim Youth League(MYL) General Secretary PK Firoz had pointed to the alleged links of Bineesh with the Bengaluru drug mafia unearthed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) last month.
On Saturday, Firoz alleged that Bineesh Kodiyeri has links with the drug trade mafia.
"In 2015, Bineesh has started a money exchange firm in Bengaluru. Drug trade was carried out through foreigners in Goa.Bineesh Kodiyeri should clear that whether this firm was started for transferring the money given by foreigners. Bineesh got the licence to run this firm when BJP was ruling the country.Enforcement directorate should find which foreign currencies were transferred through this firm," demanded the Youth League leader.
"The appropriate authorities which regulate such business in the country should launch a probe into the functioning of this money exchange firm. What's even more baffling is how can the son of a Communist leader open such a business. Also, a probe has to be initiated into two business units in the state capital which are alleged to be 'benami' holdings of Bineesh. There is also a link with the UAE Consulate here," the Youth League leader alleged.
In a related development, lawyer Koshy Jacob on Saturday filed a complaint with various departments under the Finance Ministry to seek a probe into the working of financial companies where Bineesh is a director.
Meanwhile, state BJP President K Surendran demanded that the Kerala Police register a case in the Bengaluru drug mafia case since it had links with persons in Kerala.
"It appears that the Kerala government has something to hide and is keeping mum, when ideally it should have registered a case and begun a probe by now. Bineesh himself has said that he was good friends with Anoop Mohammed who was arrested in Bengaluru by the NCB. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is trying to shield someone. It has also now come out that the drug mafia has roots in the Malayalam film industry too. Hence, the Kerala Police should undertake an investigation," said Surendran.
(With inputs from various agencies)