The high court will now hear Binoy's petition on Wednesday.

Kerala CPIM leaders son Binoy Kodiyeri moves Bombay HC against FIR in rape case
news Crime Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 08:23

Kerala CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy Kodiyeri on Monday moved the Bombay High Court, seeking to quash the FIR registered against him in a rape case.

The high court will now hear his petition on Wednesday.

A 33-year-old Mumbai-based woman had filed an FIR at the city's Oshiwara police station last month, alleging that Kodiyeri had sexually exploited her for several years on the promise of marriage and they also had an eight-year-old child.

Kodiyeri, who was on the run for a few weeks, had been granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 by a Mumbai court last month, subject to the conditions that he should undergo a DNA test, while submitting himself before the police probe team every Monday between 10 am and 1 pm, for a month. 

Appearing before the Oshiwara police on Monday, Kodiyeri again failed to submit his blood for the DNA test, like the previous two occasions.

According to the complaint, the woman entered into a relationship with him while working at a dance bar in Dubai in 2008 and till 2015, he even used to send her money every month. She filed the FIR after coming to know that Kodiyeri was already married. She alleged that he had raped her for years on the promise of marriage, and that she has an 8-year-old child with him. Binoy denied the allegations, and claimed the woman was blackmailing him and that he had lodged a complaint with the Kannur Range IG in this regard.

The CPI(M) in general and Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in particular took the stand that Binoy has to face the case individually. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a press meet earlier this month, also said that it was an issue related to an individual and won’t affect the party.

(With inputs from IANS)

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