Arrest was a bid to swindle money, not political conspiracy: Thushar Vellappally
Dubai: BDJS leader Thushar Vellappally, who was arrested in a cheque bounce case in Ajman and released on bail today, stated that it was not a political conspiracy but an attempt to swindle money from him that took place. He was responding to Mathrubhumi News after being released on bail.
“I came here to meet a few people. My plan was to reach Dubai on August 20 and return on 23. But two weeks before my trip, someone contacted to know whether I was interested in selling a plot that was registered in my name. When they offered a good price, I agreed to discuss it. They told me to meet them at the hotel where I am staying. Soon after they came in, two CIDs followed and arrested me,” Thushar said.
“The CIDs did not tell me why they are arresting me even though I did not have a resident visa or company. Things became clear only after I was produced in the court,” Thushar added.
He further said that he used to run a company 12 years ago but its license was not renewed after 10 years. The arrest was made by stealing the cheque from the company or through some other means and forging my signature, he stated.
“The complainant had a contract of 7,200 Dirhams with me. But he has to prove these allegations raised for such a huge amount. I will deal with this case legally,” Thushar added.