Trouble of AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran has increased manifold as the Delhi Police served him summons to join the ongoing probe involving him in the Election Commission bribery case. Dinakaran was booked by the Delhi Police for trying to bribe Election Commission officials through a middleman to buy AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol.
A Delhi Police team served Dinakaran summons at his Chennai residence late on Wednesday hours after a lookout notice was issued against him after inputs from security agencies that the AIADMK leader may try to sneak out of the country.
There was midnight drama outside Dinarakan's Chennai house as one of his supporters tried to immolate himself moments after Delhi cops served summons to the AIADMK leader. The bid was thwarted by other supporters prevented the man from immolating himself averting a bigger tragedy.
Chennai: People stop a supporter of TTV Dinakaran, trying to self-immolate in front of his house. pic.twitter.com/9wMN5Ik6LB
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- A Delhi Police team served summons to TTV Dinakaran late on Wednesday night asking him to join the probe in the case in which the AIADMK leader is alleged to have hired a middleman to bribe Election Commission officials to buy party's 'two leaves' symbol for Rs 50 crore.
- Dinakaran is facing a rebellion from within the AIADMK as the faction he was part of has decided to boot out him and aunt Sasikala, currently lodged in Bengaluru jail, and unite with the group led by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
- "As I have a responsibility, I'm announcing that the party should not split for any reason. I thank everyone who supported me till now. I will not be the one to have weakened the party and the government," Dinakaran tweeted hinting that he was ready to walk out of the party.
- However, sources said merger talks between the two warring AIADMK factions has run into trouble. The camp backing CM Edapaddi Palanisami has made it clear that he would not step down to accommodate Panneerselvam. Removal of VK sasikala and TTV Dinakaran from the party's key posts and governance, if the first condition that Panneerselvam had placed for any merger to take place.
- Separately, an economic offences court framed charges against TTV Dinakaran in a FERA violation case on Wednesday (April 19) as the Madras High Court refused to quash it along with another similar case.
- With the framing of charges by the court, Dinakaran now stands formally indicted in the Dipper investment case in which he has been accused by the Enforcement Directorate of transferring US dollar one crore illegally.