TTV Dinakaran sent to five-day police custody in two leaves bribery case

Two leaves bribery case

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The Delhi court on Wednesday granted five day police custody to AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran, who was arrested last night in alleged ‘two leaves’ symbol bribery case.

Two leaves bribery case

Talking to media, Crime Branch DCP, Madhur Verma said,”TTV Dinakaran was arrested on charges of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to get a favourable order in the petition for two leaves.”

“He was arrested for arranging money from undisclosed sources and getting money transferred through illegal channels from Chennai, ” Verma told media.

Earlier on Tuesday, Praveer Ranjan, joint commissioner of police (crime), said, “Dhinakaran reached the Crime Branch Inter State Cell office in Chanakyapuri at 5 PM. He was arrested after being questioned for close to six hours.”

Dinakaran’s close aide Mallikarjuna was also arrested for allegedly facilitating the deal between the leader and Sukesh Chandrasekar, the middleman in the EC bribery case, after being quizzed for the second day on the trot, he said.

The Election Commission had frozen AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ symbol after the two factions led by Sasikala and former chief minister O Panneerselvam staked claim to it ahead of RK Nagar bye-election.

The bye-election to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu was scheduled for April 12, but the Election Commission cancelled it, saying the electoral process had been “seriously vitiated” by parties through use of money power.

Dinakaran was the candidate of the Sasikala faction. The faction led by its general secretary Sasikala, jailed in a disproportionate assets case, later opted for the ‘hat’ symbol.

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