Dubai: Nazil Abdullah who filed cheque bounce case against BDJS leader Thushar Vellappally told Mathrubhumi News that the voice clips circulated on the media was a personal conversation with his friend. He added that he made the call to arrange some money and it was circulated as part of pressurising him.
“The money was borrowed from a person giving my documents, passport and cheque as guarantee. The money has to be returned to get my cheque back. I called him for arranging that amount. Also I contacted some other persons,” Nazil said.
“I have no idea about how the personal phone conversation was leaked. There is no point to comment on it without having any idea about it. There are chances of out-of-court settlement. They never told me that they wouldn’t give me any money. But I have problem with the amount being meagre,” he added.
Nazil also said that the cheque was not directly given by Thushar but his company gave it through office. About Rs 5.5 lakh (30,000 Dirhams) were paid to get back the cheque. The amount was arranged through various sources.
He also made it clear that voice clip has no legal validity and that the court gives importance to documents only. "The audio clip did affect my public support and credibility. It was leaked in order to pressurise me," he said.
Nazil opined that after the voice clip was leaked, they started withdrawing their promises. "But there is no doubt about the fact that they owe me money. They are planning new tricks to not pay me the money or to reduce the amount," he stated.