Kodiyeri ‘washes hands of’ in Binoy case, says son will have to fight it alone; no move to quit

Kodiyeri ‘washes hands of’ in Binoy case, says son will have to fight it alone; no move to quit

Agency News

CPM politburo member and Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has disowned any role in the rape and sexual assault case against his son Binoy Kodiyeri and said that as a major it was for his son to fight the case on his own and would get no support from his side.

He also denied after the party's state secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram today that there was any move on his part to step down as secretary.

On charges that his wife had had gone to Mumbai for a compromise with the complainant, he sarcastically said it was for the police there to probe that. He asserted that he knew nothing about the matter and also that he did not know where his son was now. Mumbai police are after Binoy who went into hiding a day after the case surfaced.

However, the complainant told a news channel that he was aware of the relationship.

The Kodiyeri family appears to have landed into further soup with revelations that Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's wife Vinodini went to the complainant in Mumbai for compromise. According to relatives, Vinodini came to Mumbai along with Binoy and sought a compromise in the matter.

The woman had complained to the Oshiwara police in Mumbai based on which an FIR was filed accusing Binoy of rape, sexual assault and cheating her on the promise of marriage. The relationship started when she was a dancer at a bar in Dubai. The two have an eight-year-old child.

In 2018 when she learnt that Binoy was already married, she raised the issue with him after which the compromise moves started. She had said she even received threat calls.

Vinodini is said to have spoken to the other family members of the complainant after she refused to have any compromise.

Separately, Dindoshi sessions court in Mumbai will pronounce the decision on anticipatory bail plea of Binoy on Monday. The court heard arguments on the plea on Friday. If the court rejects his plea, Binoy can move Mumbai High Court.

Oshiwara police, who recorded the statement of the woman again today, were likely to issue a lookout notice. It is learnt that airports have been alerted against any bid from his side to leave the country.