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Indian businessman Gokulam Gopalan’s son arrested in Oman, jailed in UAE

Bajiu Gopalan, son of Keralite businessman Gokulam Gopalan was arrested after an Indian from Tamil Nadu had filed a cheque bounce case of INR39 crore (OMR2m) in UAE.

TAS News Service
August 28, 2019

Muscat: Another Keralite businessman’s son also has been jailed in Al Ain in cheque bounce case, Indian news reports claim.

According to news reports, Baiju Gopalan, son of Kerala businessman and film producer Gokulam Gopalan, was arrested by Oman police and then transferred to UAE police.

“Bajiu was arrested after an Indian from Tamil Nadu had filed a cheque bounce case of INR39 crore (OMR2m) in UAE. Baiju had tried to move into Oman by road and the Oman police had arrested him,” the report added.

Gokulam Gopalan is an Indian businessman, film producer and distributor from Kerala. He is the owner of Gokulam Group of Companies.

He is best known for producing the 2009 historical drama film Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja and the 2015 Kollywood action thriller Thoongaa Vanam. Other significant film credits include Naku Penta Naku Taka (2013), Thilothama (2015), Clint (2017) and Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018).

Last week, India’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance’s Kerala convenor Thushar Vellappally was arrested in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday in a ₹19 crore cheque default case.

Thushar’s arrest comes after his former business partner and Thrissur native, Nasil Abdullah, filed a complaint two days ago alleging the politician’s failure to repay a loan of 10 million dirhams borrowed from him a decade ago, according to a report in Manorama News. 

The debt, allegedly, was not settled but payment was promised with an undated cheque.

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