TTV Dinakaran used 'illegal channels' to transfer bribe money from Chennai to Delhi: Cops

Arrested AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dinakaran used 'illegal channels' to transfer money from Chennai to Delhi as part of a deal between him and middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, police said on Wednesday.

PTI April 26, 2017 20:23:32 IST
TTV Dinakaran used 'illegal channels' to transfer bribe money from Chennai to Delhi: Cops

New Delhi: Arrested AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dinakaran used "illegal channels" to transfer money from Chennai to Delhi as part of a deal between him and middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, police said on Wednesday.

TTV Dinakaran used illegal channels to transfer bribe money from Chennai to Delhi Cops

File image of TTV Dinakaran. PTI

Dinakaran was arrested last night following four days of questioning for allegedly attempting to bribe an unidentified Election Commission official to get the undivided AIADMK's 'two leaves' election symbol for his faction. His close associate Mallikarjuna was also arrested.

Police had earlier said that Sukesh had struck a deal for Rs 50 crore for helping the AIADMK faction to keep the 'two leaves' symbol. Police recovered Rs 1.30 crore in cash from Sukesh when he was arrested from a five-star hotel in Delhi.

Dhinakaran has been arrested for arranging the amount from undisclosed sources and getting it transferred from Chennai to Delhi through illegal channels, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Madhur Verma.

Mallikarjuna has been arrested for assisting Dinakaran for transfer of this money from Chennai to Delhi, he added.

Police were verifying whether Sukesh had approached any Election Commission official for getting a favourable verdict for Dinakaran's faction. The leader had come under the scanner following Sukesh's arrest from a five-star hotel here on 16 April.

Dinakaran, who was appointed deputy general secretary by AIADMK chief VK Sasikala, has been isolated in his party amid moves to merge rival factions led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswamy and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.

A powerful section of the ruling AIADMK (Amma) recently revolted against the Sasikala-Dinakaran leadership. The development came after Panneerselvam, who is leading the rival faction, demanded the ouster of Sasikala and Dhinakaran as a condition for merger talks.

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