Bengaluru: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Bineesh Kodiyeri admitted that he knows Muhammed Anoop, who was arrested in connection with a drug case in Bengaluru.

Bineesh made the statement while responding to the allegations raised by Youth League state general secretary PK Firoz that Bineesh had close connections with a drug smuggling gang including Anoop who was arrested by NCB.

Important names of the drug smugglers from the film-serial industry were mentioned in Anikha's diary who is an accused in the case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) reported. Around 15 people including producers, musicians and actors from Kannada film Industry were mentioned in the diary as per the reports.

It has been found that the main accused in the drug smuggling case, Muhammad Anoop had close contact with eight young members of the Malayalam film industry.

The NCB last week arrested Anikha, Rijesh Ravindran and Mohammed Anoop in the case. According to reports, Rijesh and Anoop are Keralites. Anikha told the NCB that they distributed drugs regularly to several people in the Kannada film industry.

The consumption of drugs in the Kannada film industry came to light after the Narcotics Control Bureau seized drugs worth crores of rupees last week.

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