Two leaves bribery case: TTV Dinakaran sent to 15-day judicial case

Pragati Ratti Sharma
Claiming that the people are by their side and the 'traitors' will be taught a lesson, Dinakaran said the raids are insulting to Jayalalithaa.

Chennai, May 1: AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran has been sent to 15-day judicial custody in the ‘two-leaves’ bribery case. Dinakarn, whose 5-day police custody ends today, was produced in the Tis Hazari court on Monday, following which he was sent to 15 days of judicial custody. Dinakaran was arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch last week for allegedly offering a bribe of up to Rs 50 lakh for the AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ symbol to be given to the Sasikala faction of the party.

The Delhi Police Crime Branch has been carrying out multiple raids in connection with case. The Crime Branch recovered five bank accounts of Dinakaran from Chennai through which transactions of huge amount had been carried out.

Dinakaran had reportedly offered a bribe of Rs 50 lakh for the two leaves symbol to alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The Crime Branch recovered approximately Rs 1.3 crore and two luxury cars, a BMW and a Mercedes from Chandrashekhar. Chandrasekhar was arrested from the Hyatt hotel and was produced at the residence of Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry, who allowed the Delhi Police’s plea to interrogate the accused for eight days.

Dinakaran was cross examined along with his aide Mallikarjuna and PA Janardhanan, say reports.

Dinakaran was brought back to Delhi by the Delhi Crime Branch for further questioning in connection with the Election Commission bribery case on Saturday.