The Delhi Police has filed, in a court, a supplementary chargesheet making AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran an accused of corruption and conspiracy in a case related to poll symbol allocation by the Election Commission.
Additional Sessions Judge Kiran Bansal is likely to take cognisance of the supplementary chargesheet on December 21.
Besides Dhinakaran, his long-time friend Mallikarjuna, alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, and six others have been named as accused in the supplementary chargesheet.
Dhinakaran, accused of trying to bribe Election Commission officials to get the "two leaves" party symbol for an AIADMK faction led by his aunt VK Sasikala, was not mentioned as an accused in the chargesheet filed by the police in July this year.
Now, police have chargesheeted him under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code, and taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servants under Prevention of Corruption Act.
Other accused were charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and destruction of evidence under the IPC and other provisions of the PC Act.
Police said a criminal conspiracy was hatched by Chandrashekhar, Dhinakaran and others to bribe Election Commission officials. The money recovered from Chandrashekhar was sent by Dhinakaran through illegal channels with the help of others, police alleged.
On December 4, the Delhi High Court had declined to give any interim relief to the TTV faction of the AIADMK and dismissed its plea to use the â€˜hatâ€™ symbol in the upcoming assembly poll to the RK Nagar constituency.
Justice Indermeet Kaur directed the Returning Officer (RO) to give a finding on their plea, independent of the poll panelâ€™s November 23 order, where it had allotted the two leaves symbol to the Palaniswami-Panneerselvam faction.
The court took the view that the RO could take a decision contrary to the ECâ€™s November 23 order.
The main petition will be heard on February 12, as directed by the court.
(With IANS inputs)