Thushar Vellapally, the Kerala state president of the Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), was arrested on Tuesday in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates in connection with a cheque bounce case. As per reports, Thushar, who is currently housed at the Ajman central jail, was arrested after a cheque worth Rs 19 crore, which he handed over to his business partner, had bounced.
According to a report by Mathrubhumi, a complaint was filed with the Ajman police against Thushar by Nasil Abdulla, who is a native of Keralaâ€™s Thrissur. However, the BDJS was unaware of the case that was filed against him. By hiding the fact that they have filed a police complaint, the complainant had called over Thushar to Ajman stating that they can discuss and come up with a compromise on the issue. It was during their discussions in a hotel room in Ajman that the police, based on the complaint, arrested Thushar.
Nasil Abdulla, as per reports, runs a company which used to be the subcontractor for â€śBoeing Constructionsâ€ť, which was a company owned by Vellappally Nateshan, the father of Thushar Vellapally, in Ajman.
However, the company owned Nasil Abdulla a certain amount of money. It was regarding this debt that Thushar handed over a cheque to Nasil, which eventually bounced, leading to the formerâ€™s arrest.
As per a report by Manorama Online, the Ajman police is not revealing many details about the case and that attempts are being made by several prominent Malayali businessmen in Ajman to get Thushar out on bail.
The BDJS state president was the candidate for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency for the 17th Lok Sabha elections. Though he was initially selected as the candidate of the Thrissur constituency, he was later made to stand from Wayanad after the UDF fielded Rahul Gandhi from the Wayanad seat.