AIADMK 'two leaves' symbol bribery case: Delhi Police seeks 7-day custody for TTV Dhinakaran
Delhi Police on Wednesday sought seven-day custody for AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran in 'two leaves' symbol bribery case.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday sought seven-day custody for AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran in 'two leaves' symbol bribery case.
While arguing before the court for Dinakaran's custody, the police said it wants to take AIADMK (Amma) leader to Chennai, Kochi and Bengaluru for further leads in the case.
Dinakaran moved a bail application before Tis Hazari Court in Delhi today.
Dinakaran, a nephew of jailed AIADMK party chief VK Sasikala, is accused of attempting to bribe an Election Commission official for retaining the party's poll symbol of "two-leaves" for his faction.
Dhinakaran was on Tuesday called for questioning at 5 pm at the Crime Branch Inter State Cell office in Chanakyapuri and was arrested around midnight.
Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary on Tuesday asked the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police why it is not taking any action against Dinakaran.
The court posed the questions while extending the police custody of middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar till April 28. Chandrasekhar was presented before the court after his eight-day police custody expired on Tuesday.
Dinakaran's longtime friend Mallikarjuna has also been arrested after being quizzed for the second day on the trot. Mallikarjuna had been accompanying Dhinakaran everywhere ever since Sukesh Chandrsekar, the middleman in the EC bribery case.
Chandrasekar was arrested from a south Delhi hotel on the night of April 16 allegedly with Rs 1.3 crore that was meant for bribing poll panel officials.
Chandrasekar reportedly told the police he was Dinakaran's "middleman" and was asked to pay the money to the officials for allotting the 'two leaves' party symbol to Dinakaran's faction of the AIADMK.