Supplementary chargesheet in TTV EC bribery case

By PTI Published on Nov 10, 2017 01:09 PM IST

New Delhi: A city court has asked the Delhi Police to file by 5 December a supplementary chargesheet in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) leader T T V Dhinakaran.

Special judge Poonam Chaudhary also extended the judicial custody of Sukesh Chandrashekhar, an alleged middleman in the case, till 23 November.

The police in its 701-page chargesheet filed on 14 July had claimed that money recovered from Sukesh was sent by Dhinakaran through unaccounted channels with the help of other accused.

Sukesh, arrested on 16 April, was named in the chargesheet for alleged offences of forgery of valuable security, forgery for the purpose of cheating, making a false document and criminal conspiracy under the IPC and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Dhinakaran, accused of trying to bribe Election Commission officials to get the two leaves poll symbol for the AIADMK faction led by V K Sasikala, was arrested on 25 April and granted bail on 1 June.

The police had accused Sukesh, Dhinakaran and others of hatching a criminal conspiracy to bribe the Election Commission officials.

Mallikarjuna, a long-time friend of Dhinakaran, and Naresh Jain, a hawala operator from Delhi, are the other suspects in the case.