On the night of April 19, the Delhi Police had issued summons to Dhinakaran to appear before it.

TTV Dhinakaran lands in Delhi meets police officials over EC bribery row
news Politics Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 17:02

Delhi Police on Saturday questioned sidelined AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials in a case related to the party's poll symbol.

Dinakaran, the nephew of jailed party chief VK Sasikala, appeared before the investigators after arriving in the national capital from Chennai in the afternoon. 

"Dhinakaran is being questioned at the Crime Branch," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Madhur Verma told IANS. 

The Delhi Police has booked Dhinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials through a middleman, Sukesh Chandrasekar, to get a favourable verdict in the party's two leaves symbol case.

Police said that the duo struck a Rs 50-crore deal to try and bribe officials from the Election Commission.

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.

The summons was served to Dhinakaran at his Besant Nagar residence in Chennai by Assistant Commissioner Sanjay and another official.

Just a day earlier, the Delhi Police crime branch had issued a lookout notice against him over fears that he might to try to flee the country.

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