Dhinakaran again summoned by ED in poll symbol case

New Delhi: The Law Enforcement Directorate (ED), which recently questioned AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran in connection with an AIADMK symbol bribery case involving multi-millionaire scammer Sukesh Chandrashekhar, has reconvened on April 22.

Dhinakaran was summoned for questioning by the ED on April 12 by ED officials, in connection with the case that election commission officials were allegedly bribed to obtain the AIADMK’s “two-leaf” symbol for the faction then led by his aunt, VK Sasikala.

Conman Chandrashekhar was recently arrested by the ED in this case and questioned at length. The ED then decided to record Dhinakaran’s statement.

In 2017, a case under various sections of the IPC was filed by the Criminal Branch of the Delhi Police against Chandrashekhar and others for allegedly bribing election commission officials. The ED initiated a money laundering investigation based on the FIR.

Chandrashekhar was arrested in April 2017 for taking money from Dhinakaran to hand over to election commission officials as a bribe to help them obtain the AIADMK’s “two leaf” symbol.

Dhinakaran was also arrested and an indictment was filed in Patiala Courts against the two.

(IANS)

James V. Hayes