The Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Tuesday in connection with an alleged try to bribe Election Commission executives to adjust the ‘two leaves’ symbol for his party.
He wasT.T.V. Dhinakaran said to have made an effort through middleman Sukesh Chandrashek- har, who arrested last week. Along with Mr. Dhinakaran, his familiar friend Mallikarjuna taken into custody. Police (Crime) Praveer Ranjan approved the two arrests.
“A person named Shah Faisal told that he had collected a parcel from Chennai and gave it to Chandrasekar, who had posed as a member of Parliament,” the police said.
While Mr. Dhinakaran accused of groping in Sukesh Chandrashekhar for the bribery attempt, the role of Mr. Mallikarjuna is not known yet, though experts declared it was for facilitating the deal.
The arrest of Mr. Dhinakaran follows four days of interrogation, during which the police claimed to have assembled a lot of information and braved the two accused. Mr. Mallikarjuna and Mr. Dhinakaran’s personal assistant Janarthana were asked to join the investigations on Tuesday.
Officers told Mr. Janarthana is used as a witness because the arrests were made only in his statement. Both he and Mr. Dhinakaran were being investigated by the Inter-State Cell office of the Crime Branch in Chanakyapuri.
Briefly, the Delhi police said they had been told by Shah Faisal, a hawala supervisor, that he had handed over money to Sukesh for the bribery endeavor.
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Another hawala operator whose name has hidden up during investigations is one Gopi. According to the police, during the hawala activity, the accused had used Gopi’s mobile phone to speak to Faisal and rest of the others. Gopi so far has not joined the investigations but is likely to do so in the upcoming days as a notice has been sent to him. To dare him with the arrested mates and make more improvements, the police inquired a distance of Mr. Chandrashekhar’s custody which was allowed by the Tis Hazari court.