Thiruvananthapuram : Leftist MLA PTA Rahim and son-in-law were arrested in Dammam in Saudi Arabia for hawala money laundering charges. Rahim’s son Basheer T P and his daughter’s husband Shabeer Vayoli were arrested. The father of Shabeer Vayoli is a leftist councilor in Koduvalli Municipality.
Recently, the Saudi police had arrested a Saudi royal family member in connection with the hawala case. As the investigation progressed, the Saudi police has arrested a 20 member team. He was reportedly arrested by the Saudi police, a month ago.
Accusations have been raised against the MLA in connection with the gold smuggling. The opposition has alleged that the vehicle used MLA was gifted by an accused in gold smuggling case, MLA has illegal money laundering. A complaint was lodged by the Muslim League committee to CM on this.
The car used by CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan during CPM’s Janjagrata Yatra, was the luxury car of Karat Faisal. Karat Faisal is a criminal, who was accused for gold smuggling. There were allegation that PTA Rahim is behind this.
MLA responded to the media that, he was unaware of the arrest of his son and son-in-law.