Visuals from Bineesh Kodiyeri's house where raid continues | Photo: S Sreekesh | Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The officials of the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights also arrived at Bineesh Kodiyeri's residence here amid the raid by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The action was initiated on the basis of the complaint filed by Bineesh's family that the ED officials have taken them into custody including a 2-year-old child.
However, the ED officials, who were in charge of security, did not allow the Child Rights Commission members to enter the house. Later, when they handed over a letter, Bineesh's wife, child and mother-in-law came outside. The Mother-in-law alleged that Bineesh's wife and child were locked up in a room and the child could not even sleep.
The family complained that Bineesh's 2-year-old daughter was denied food for 24 hours. Those who are not accused in a case cannot be tortured like this and this is a violation of basic human rights, they alleged.
The Commission member said that the child's rights were violated and an order will be issued shortly for taking further actions. The chairman and members of the commission arrived at Bineesh's house. They returned as the ED officials did not admit them inside.
Bineesh's mother-in-law came out with the child and told the media that some papers were found and that the officials are forcing them to sign them. Bineesh's wife also said that the officials compelled her to sign a document claiming to have found a credit card from the house.