Kerala CPM scurries for cover: State president Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son accused of business fraud in Dubai

The fourth plenum of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) held at Palakkad in 2013 advised party workers to set an example for society by leading a simple life in accordance with high standards of communist values.

The party workers, who believed the party leadership’s move to purge the party of wrongdoings, were shocked on Wednesday when media broke a news that the Dubai police had initiated the process to seek the help of Interpol in arresting Benoy Balakrishnan, son of Kerala party secretary and politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

Media reports said Dubai public prosecutor had initiated the proceedings on a complaint received from a tourism company that Benoy had absconded after cheating them of 7 million dirhams, equivalent to Rs 13 crore. The company, Tourism LLC, Dubai, said in their complaint that Benoy had taken the money on two counts.He took Rs 55.51 lakh for buying an Audi car and Rs 7.7 crore for starting businesses in India, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Nepal with a promise to return the money by June 2016. The claim they made for Rs 13 crore now includes interest and court expenses.

 

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