Dubai: Lulu group chairman and NRI businessman M A Yusuff Ali said that he never acted against his conscience in the cheque dishonour case against BDJS leader Thushar Vellappally in UAE.
“I am well aware of my charity works. This will continue in future also. When a family friend’s son was in crisis, I gave money to be deposited in the court as per the father’s request. When I am doing a charity work, I only look at the problem they face, not the caste, religion or their political leanings,” he said.
“UAE has very stringent laws. No one can interfere with them. I also never interfere with such matters. As the case is under court’s consideration, I don’t want to comment more,” Ali added.
He also said that the allegations surfacing against him on social media are baseless.
“I am not afraid of such fake campaigns. The rulers of Gulf countries know me very well. I will continue to help others within the law frame. I won’t retreat because of social media attacks,” he said.
Cyber police have registered cases against six persons in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE countries for spreading allegations and for using obscene language against Ali.
A Keralite arrested in this regard in Saudi was facing deportation. However, Yusuff Ali requested to withdraw the case and intervened in the matter to release him from jail.
The Keralite residing in Al Khobar had taken to social media to criticise Ali in indecent language. Police registered case against him based on the complaint filed by the legal team of Lulu group. Following this, the man took to social media again to release an apology note.
As per Saudi laws, defamation cases will be awarded hefty fine and deportation.
Soon after punishment was pronounced, the man had tended an apology on social media and requested Ali to withdraw the case and help him. The case was withdrawn following the request.
Many complaints have been filed with the police in Bahrain and UAE for similar incidents. However, Lulu authorities have decided not to pursue the cases considering the future of the accused persons.