The Bombay high court has directed rape accused Kerala CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan to appear for the DNA test on July 30
Mumbai: A division bench of the Bombay high court has ordered Kerala CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan, accused in bar dancer rape case to give his blood samples on July 30. The high court has directed the accused to submit the test results at the court in two weeks in a sealed envelope.
On July 8, Binoy had agreed to sampling of his blood for DNA testing. But he failed to provide blood samples for the DNA test claiming that he was sick and requested the sampling of the blood for DNA testing be postponed. Second time, Binoy had been reluctant to undergo the test, on the argument that the high court was yet to pronounce judgment on his plea to cancel the FIR.
Mumbai Police registered an FIR against Binoy following a complaint by a 33-year-old former bar dancer, who claimed that Binoy had raped her on the fake promise of marrying her. Her complaint also stated that Binoy had been sexually assaulting her for over 10 years (2008 to 2018) and that she has an eight-year-old child of whom Binoy is the father.
After this incident, an audio clip allegedly involving Binoy has been leaked. In the audio Binoy is heard asking a woman to change her name in documents so as to end her relationship with him. He also agreed to send her money for her child.
On July 3, the Mumbai Dindoshi sessions court granted anticipatory bail to Binoy. The court had granted Binoy bail under strict conditions including, presenting himself before police officers every week for a month.
The accused was also required to pay a security deposit of Rs 25,000 and was not permitted to try to influence any witness, the court had remarked.
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