1. EC bribery case: Delhi court defers order on TTV Dinakaran’s bail plea till tomorrow

EC bribery case: Delhi court defers order on TTV Dinakaran’s bail plea till tomorrow

A Delhi Court today deferred the bail plea of AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran till tomorrow in the Election Commission bribery case.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 31, 2017 4:46 PM
AIADMK,TTV Dinakaran, EC brinery scam, Delhi court, Tis Hazari Court, Tamil Nadu AIDMK leader had initially claimed that he did not know Sukesh. (PTI photo)

A Delhi Court today deferred the bail plea of AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran till tomorrow in the Election Commission bribery case, according to ANI. On Thursday, the court will also issue order on Dinakaran’s close aid Mallikarjun’s bail application.

Earlier, Delhi Police had opposed the bail plea of the alleged middleman, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, after which the court reserved its order. As per the ANI report, the police also claimed that Sukesh had many pending cases against him.

On April 25, the court extended the alleged middleman’s police custody till April 28, hours after Dinakaran reportedly accepted of meeting him in the alleged bribery dealing with the Election Commission.

The AIDMK leader had initially claimed that he did not know Sukesh. However, he later accepted meeting him when Sukesh gave the details of the meeting between the two.

Dinakaran, who is a relative of jailed Tamil Nadu leader VK Sasikala, was accused of trying to bribe an official of the poll body in a bid to retain the ‘two leaves’ party symbol of the AIADMK.

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Last month, Dinakaran was cross-examined along with his ‘friend’ Mallikarjuna and PA Janardhanan, the agency report quoted source as saying. The trio was questioned on money trail of the alleged bribe. Dinakaran was also given a set of questions by police in connection with the case.

The questionnaire given to him included questions related to money trail, his connection with Chandrashekhar, who had apparently struck the deal to help Dinakaran’s faction of AIADMK keep ‘two leaves’ election symbol, number of times he met Sukesh and also if any meeting took place with the Election Commission officials.

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