The judicial custody of Dhinakaran's aide Sukesh Chandrashekhar was also extended till May 29.

ECI bribery row TTV Dhinakarans judicial custody extended till May 29
news Crime Monday, May 15, 2017 - 18:39

A court in New Delhi on Monday extended till May 29, the judicial custody of AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, accused of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials.

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary also extended the judicial custody of Dhinakaran's aide Sukesh Chandrashekhar Mallikarjuna, a long-time friend of Dhinakaran, and a hawala operator from Delhi, Naresh Jain till May 29.

Meanwhile, Dhinakaran told court that he will first examine the CD containing the recorded conversation before responding to a Delhi Police plea seeking his voice sample.

He requested the court to direct police to provide him a copy of the CD.

The court listed the matter for May 18 for hearing a Delhi Police plea seeking permission to get Dhinakaran and Chandrashekhar's voice samples to authenticate a recorded conversation that took place between them.

Dhinakaran, nephew of jailed AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala, is accused of having tried to obtain a favourable verdict from the poll panel so that the now frozen "two leaves" party symbol could be restored to Sasikala's faction of the AIADMK.

Chandrashekhar was arrested on April 16.

On April 25, the Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested Dhinakaran for having tried to pay Rs 50 crore in bribes to poll officials through middleman Chandrashekar to ensure the "two leaves" poll symbol was allotted to the AIADMK faction led by Sasikala.


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