Cheque case: Ajman court rejects request, Thushar unable to leave UAE
Dubai: Efforts by BDJS leader Thushar Vellapally to return to Kerala after submitting the passport of a UAE native failed.
The Ajman court on Wednesday rejected Thushar’s request seeking to retrieve his passport by surrendering the passport of a UAE native. The Ajman court rejected Thushar’s request as it had concerns if the financial burden of the case can be taken over by a UAE native.
The Ajman prosecutor’s move is a major setback to Thushar, who was hoping to return to Kerala after being released on bail. Thushar’s passport has been surrendered at the Ajman court where the case is progressing.
Thrissur native Nazil Abdullah had filed a complaint against Thushar with Nuaimi police in Ajman. Nazil produced a 10-year-old cheque and claimed that Thushar owed him nine million Dirhams (around Rs 18 crore).
Thushar was called up to UAE reportedly to discuss the sale of a property. But, while talking about the sale, the police arrested Thushar. Thushar was released on bail after NRI businessman and Lulu group chairman M. A Yusuff Ali intervened and deposited the amount required in the court.
The out of court discussions between friends of Thushar and Nazil seem to have reached a stalemate as Nazil demanded 30 lakh Dirhams (around Rs 6 crore) to withdraw the case to which Thushar said he can only give 18 lakh Dirhams (Rs 3.5 crore). The out of court discussions are progressing.