Indian politician arrested in UAE, say police

NDA, Ajman, UAE, Rahul Gandhi, Wayanad, Thushar Vellapally, BDJS, cheque bouncing case

Ajman - Thushar Vellapally, NDA candidate against Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, was arrested at a hotel in Ajman.


Dhanusha Gokulan

Published: Thu 22 Aug 2019, 9:12 AM

Last updated: Fri 23 Aug 2019, 9:34 AM

A senior Indian political leader Thushar Vellapally has been arrested in Ajman, UAE, in connection with a cheating case, Ajman Police sources confirmed to Khaleej Times.
The police source added that Vellapally is trying for bail.
Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) chief Thushar Vellapally was the National Democratic Alliance candidate against Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, Kerala.
He was arrested at a hotel in Ajman on Tuesday and is expected to be released today or early tomorrow, confirmed a local source associated with India's right-wing party. He said, "It has nothing to do with politics. It was a purely business-related matter and a very old case. The case will be cleared in a day or two."
He was arrested at the hotel where he was invited to discuss matters in connection with the case.
The source added, "It is said the he had issued a cheque of Dh10 million ten years ago to a construction firm that had bounced.
Vellappally Natesan, father of Thushar Vellappally and Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) General Secretary said that his son was trapped under the pretext of negotiation.  "We'll face this issue legally," Natesan was quoted by Manorama News as saying.
The complaint was registered by a subcontractor from Thrissur, Kerala, who worked for Vellapally-owned Boeing Construction Company LLC that is now defunct.
More details awaited.

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