TTV Dinakaran, who returned home to Chennai after being granted bail by the Tis Hazari court in the Election Commission bribery case, on Monday met Sasikala in the Bengaluru central jail. The details and the reasons behind this meeting have not been released yet. Earlier, on his return to his home in Adyar, Chennai, Dinakaran was greeted by supporters gathered outside his residence. TTV Dinakaran and his aide Mallikarjun had earlier last week, been granted bail by the court on a personal bond of Rs 5 lakh. Both of the accused had been booked for the alleged bribing of an Election Commission official to get the AIADMK “two leaves” election symbol.
The Delhi Police had opposed his bail, claiming that he had conspired and used corrupt ways to sabotage the sanctity of the election process. But the Tis Hazari court had granted them bail, stating that they were no longer needed for custodial interrogation. The Court has ordered both men to surrender their passports. Mallikarjun, who had been arrested on the same day as Dinakaran had asked for bail claiming that the police had made no recovery establishing his involvement and stated that he had joined the investigation without any summons.
Earlier, all the prime accused, including Sukesh Chandrasekhar and Nathu Singh, alleged hawala operator had been ordered to be kept under judicial custody. The court had also rejected granting him bail earlier, stating that the crime he was accused of was a serious one and a bail could lead to witness and evidence tampering. The police are also known to have asked for both Dinakaran and Chandrasekhar’s consent to take voice samples but both accused had denied complying with the request.