Tuesday , February 20 2018

On Day 2, Delhi cops grill TTV Dhinakaran n for 11 hours in EC bribery case

TTV Dhinakaran

New Delhi: AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran was on Sunday questioned by the police for 11 hours over his supposed attempt to bribe an Election Commission officer for getting back the ‘two leaves‘ party symbol and the associated money trail.

TTV Dhinakaran, who was cross-examined for the On Day 2, had reached the Crime Branch Inter-State Cell office in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi around 2 PM, while the questioning came to an end only around 1 AM, the police officer stated.

Yesterday, he was cross-examined for close to 7 hours.

In a gruelling session, the police on Sunday provoked  TTV Dhinakaran, the nephew of jailed AIADMK chief Sasikala, with the evidence.

The leader had come under scanner after the arrest of supposed middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar. TTV Dhinakaran, however, has upheld that he does not know Sukesh and has never met him.

The provocative AIADMK leader had prior been summoned by Delhi Police at his Chennai residence in the EC bribery case.

TTV Dhinakaran, who was appointed as deputy general secretary by VK Sasikala, has been isolated in his party amongst moves to combine rival groups led by Tamil Nadu CM E K Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.

A powerful section of the ruling AIADMK (Amma) in recent times revolted against the VK Sasikala-TVV Dhinakaran leadership.

The development came after O Panneerselvam, who is leading the rival group, demanded the dismissal of VK Sasikala and  TTV Dhinakaran as a condition for the merger.

TTV Dhinakaran later proclaimed he would stay away from party affairs and that he could be removed only by VK Sasikala.

VK Sasikala is quota a 4-year prison term in Bengaluru in an uneven assets case.

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