AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran was questioned for around nine hours by the Delhi Police in a bribery case filed against him. He has been called for questioning again on Monday at 4pm.
Dhinakaran went to the crime branch office in Chanakyapuri along with his lawyers, after arriving in the capital on Saturday as per a report in The Times of India.
Based on the interrogation of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekar, the investigating team had prepared a set of 50 questions, most of which were related to the allegations that Dhinakaran sent Rs 10 crore to the Election Commission officials to get the two-leaves symbol allotted to his faction of the AIADMK.
Police said that the duo struck a Rs 50-crore deal to try and bribe officials from the Election Commission.
Of the Rs 10 crore allegedly sent, only Rs 1.3 crore has been found so far and police are trying to recover the rest of the amount.
Dhinakaran’s aide Janardhan was also questioned.
The poll body has frozen the AIADMK's two leaves symbol with the two factions -- one belonging to now-sidelined party General Secretary VK Sasikala and the other led by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam -- claiming it as their own.
On the night of April 19, the Delhi Police had issued summons to Dhinakaran in the probe relating to a case of alleged bribery of EC officials to get the two-leaves symbol allotted to his faction.