Following the arrest of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the man alleged to be TTV Dinakaran's middleman, sources at Delhi Police have said that the Crime Branch has enough ground to prove involvement of an Election Commission official in the AIADMK symbol bribery case.
According to sources, the Delhi Police's Crime Branch is collecting more evidence before it proceeds against the Election Commission official.
The Delhi Police is sending teams to Bengaluru among other places to seize Sukesh Chandrasekhar's laptop and other belongings, which can provide crucial evidence in the case. Chandrasekhar belongs to Bengaluru but has his network spread across south India.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR
Police recovered Rs 1.3 crore from Sukesh Chandrasekhar and seized his two luxury cars--a BMW and a Mercedes.
Sukesh Chandrasekhar, a serial conman, had allegedly offered to help the TTV Dinakaran-led AIADMK faction to get the two-leaves symbol if he was paid Rs 50 crore.
The Delhi Police's Crime Branch has booked AIADMK deputy secretary TTV Dinakaran in the bribery case. Dinakaran, however, has refuted the bribery allegations and claimed that he did not know anyone by the name of Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
The Election Commission had put a freeze on the two-leaves symbol after rival AIADMK camps--one led by O Panneerselvam and the other by Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran--staked claim to it ahead of the RK Nagar by-poll.
The Election Commission had cancelled the RK Nagar by-poll, which was scheduled for April 12, following reports of political parties bribing voters.