Thiruvananthapura, February 6: Travel ban has been imposed on Kerala CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son Binoy Vinodini Kodiyeri by a Dubai court after a cheating case was filed against him by Dubai-based Jaas Tourism LLC.

The ban order also wants Binoy to pay AED 10,00,000 (approx Rs 1.73 crore) to the company. The court has also directed Binoy to submit his passport to the court, the Times of India reported.

Earlier, the CPM state secretariat and Balakrishnan himself had claimed that Binoy had no cases against him in India or abroad. A certificate purportedly from Dubai “confirming” the same has also been produced.

Binoy’s brother Bineesh had confirmed the travel ban reports. “Binoy is in Dubai to face the civil case and he has not run away. It is a fact that there is a case pertaining to the settlement of Rs 1.72 crore; he is staying back in Dubai for a settlement,” he said.