Sasikala’s Nephew Dinakaran Arrested In Delhi

Dinakaran, AIADMK (Amma) leader was arrested by Delhi police on Tuesday for his alleged attempt to bribe Election Commission. He was questioned for four days.

New Delhi: The Delhi police have arrested TTV Dinakaran, Deputy General Secretary of AIADMK(Amma), in connection with the alleged attempt to bribe Election Commission in order to secure ‘two leaves’ symbol for his faction.

In this connection, a Bengaluru-based middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar was arrested in South Delhi last week with a cash of ₹1.3 crore on him. He was allegedly carrying the cash that belonged to Dinakaran meant to bribe officials of the Election Commission. Mallikharjuna, a close friend of Dinakaran, was also arrested. Joint Commissioner of police Praveer Ranjan confirmed the interrogation and arrests. Mallikharjuna  was reportedly playing the role of a facilitator of the deal being brokered by Sukesh on behalf of Dinakaran who was questioned by the Delhi police for four days. Janarthana, a personal assistant of Dinakaran was also questioned by the police from Delhi crime branch at its office in Chanakyapuri. Shah Faisal, a hawala operator, was understood to have told the police that he had handed over the cash that was meant for bribing.

Faisal had reportedly told the police that he was instructed to collect a parcel from Chennai and hand it over  to Sukesh. The amount in the parcel was supposed to be ₹10 crore. Part of that amount was the cash (₹1.3 crore) found with Sukesh at a 5-star hotel in South Delhi. Gopi was another hawala operator whose name had come up during investigations. The accused had allegedly used Gopi’s mobile to speak to Faisal.

The Special Court in Delhi had earlier on Tuesday questioned the police why no action has been taken against Dinakaran in spite of his  apparent involvement in the alleged bribery case. Special judge Poonam Choudhury has asked the police to show her evidence that Sukesh Chandrashekhar spoke to Dinakaran. She later extended the police remand of Sukesh by three days.

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