A Delhi court has sent AIADMK's deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran and his friend Mallikarjuna to 5-day police custody in the bribery scam involving party's 'two leaves' poll symbol.
Dinakaran was arrested late on Tuesday night by Delhi Police's Crime Branch in connection with the case.
Dinakaran and Mallikarjuna were produced before Delhi's Tis Hazari court today at around 2 pm. It was a closed-door hearing and journalists were asked to wait outside the court room.
However, inside the courtroom, the Delhi police sought 7-day custodial remand of both Dinakaran and Mallikarjuna, saying that it had not completed its interrogation yet. It also said that it wanted to take Dinakaran out of Delhi to establish the money trail and also trace the source of this undeclared identifier's income.
PROOF AGAINST DINAKARAN INSUFFICIENT: DEFENCE COUNSEL
The defence counsel, led by senior advocate Vikas Pahwa, stated that the Delhi police did not have enough evidence against Dinakaran, which was why they grilled him for long hours for 4 days in a row. He also cited that the Delhi police was putting out false claims of holding telephonic evidence against him.
The defence counsel had also moved a bail plea before the judge, citing health reasons. However, the judge on Wednesday remanded Dinakaran into 5-day police custody for further investigation into the 'two leaves' symbol scam.
Dinakaran's family also came to Delhi and spent some time at the inter-state crime branch cell at Chanakyapuri.