More trouble arises for sidelined AIADMK (Sasikala) leader TTV Dhinakaran's alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, after a Special CBI court ordered a warrant against him in connection with a 2013 case. He has been pulled up over an overdraft of Rs.19 crore from a bank in Chennai.
Sukesh, according to reports, was accused of committing offences in collusion with Jagadeesha, the then Chief Manager of Canara Bank, Ambattur SME branch and M Balasubramanian, Managing Director of M/s Future Techniks Private Limited, Chennai. Sukesh allegedly contacted Balasubramanian over phone, claiming to be an IAS officer from Karnataka.
The conman reportedly enquired about Future Technik's sanitary making machine for a 'government scheme'. The owners were told they would clinch an order worth Rs 132 crore if they raise Rs 19 crore. This plan was, however, foiled when Canara Bank where they had account took note of the overdraft they had requested. According to a Times of India report, the manager who was authorised to sanction only up to Rs 1.50 crore had sanctioned upto Rs 19 crore.
When this case came up at a Special Court on Thursday in Chennai, the counsel representing the CBI told the judge that the third accused in the case, Sukesh, was not appearing for hearings. Following this, the court ordered a non-bailable arrest warrant against Sukesh. It further directed the police to produce Sukesh in court on June 9.
Sukesh, a conman, who has moved from small crimes to large scale corruption in the last 10 years, is currently part of an investigation in New Delhi. He has been accused of aiding TTV Dhinakaran, in his alleged attempt to bribe Election Commission officials. This was allegedly in an effort to retrieve the two leaves symbol for the Sasikala faction. While the AIADMK leader, initially denied that he knew Sukesh, he later claimed that he was under the impression that the conman was a High Court judge.