AIADMK 'Two-leaves' symbol case: Next hearing on Jan 12

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2017 19:15 IST

New Delhi [India] Dec. 21 (ANI): Next hearing in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 'two-leaves' symbol case will take place on January 12.

The Delhi court on Thursday fixed the date for hearing on Delhi Police's chargesheet after the prosecution sought more time to file documents.

The court was likely to take cognizance of the chargesheet filed by Delhi Police naming sidelined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, Mallikarjuna, Nathu Singh, Pulkit Kundra, B Kumar, Jai Vikram Haran and Narendra Jain.

Dhinakaran has been charged under section 120 B (Criminal Conspiracy) and 201 IPC (Destruction of evidence) in the chargesheet filed by the Delhi police.

Dhinakaran sought exemption from appearance in the wake of RK Nagar by-polls in which he is contesting.

The case pertains to an alleged attempt by Dhinakaran to bribe the Election Commission for securing AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol for the party faction led by his aunt V.K. Sasikala.

The Delhi Police had arrested alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar from a Delhi hotel with Rs 1.30 crore in cash and seized a BMW and a Mercedes car from him.

In November, the Election Commission ruled that the party's faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy and his deputy, O. Panneerselvam (EPS-OPS) would be entitled to use the name of the party and its reserved symbol 'two leaves'.

Dhinakaran has moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Election Commission's order. (ANI)