Dinakaran appears before Delhi Police Crime Branch

| Updated: Apr 22, 2017 22:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Ousted AIADMK deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran on Saturday appeared before the Delhi Police Crime Branch in connection with a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the 'two-leaves' symbol for his faction. On Thursday, a team of the Delhi Police Crime Branch reached Chennai and served a notice, asking him to join the probe. The Delhi Police had issued a lookout notice against the leader on Tuesday. The police had arrested and sent Sukesh Chandrashekhar to custody for allegedly striking a deal of Rs. 50 crore to help the Dinakaran faction to keep the 'two leaves' poll symbol. 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 also named as an accused in the FIR, filed by the Delhi Police Crime Branch. Dinakaran's faction contested on the hat symbol for the R.K. Nagar assembly by-polls, after the Election Commission froze their two leaves symbol while acknowledging the split in the party. The polling was later cancelled by the Election Commission. (ANI)