UAE court dismisses cheque bounce case against Thushar Vellappally


AJMAN: A local court in Ajman on Sunday quashed the criminal proceedings against Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) chief Thushar Vellappally.

The court quashed the criminal proceedings against him, citing a lack of evidence in connection with the case.

Kerala politician Thushar Vellapally was arrested in United Arab Emirates’ Ajman, last month, after a cheque of Rs 19 crore that he handed over to his business partner, bounced.

The case was filed by Nasil, a Malayalee businessman.

Following his arrest, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and sought his intervention.

Earlier, he was granted bail but was not allowed to travel to Kerala. The court had directed the politician to produce a security bond of 1 million Dhirams.

Vellappally is the chief of BDJS, the political arm of the Sree Narayan Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP).

In the 17th Lok Saha Sabha elections, Thushar Vellappally was picked by the BJP to fight against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Kerala's Wayanad.

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