New Delhi, April 17: Delhi Police on Monday booked AIADMK Deputy General Secretary and Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran for allegedly offering a bribe for AIADMK’s ‘Two leaves’ symbol, an officer said.
The Police arrested his close aide Sukesh Chandrasekar on Sunday night from a south Delhi hotel with Rs 1.3 crore which he was to give the poll officials as a bribe in exchange for the symbol that was suspended a couple of weeks ago.
FIR has been filed against TTV Dinakaran under IPC section 170, 120b, 8 PoC by Delhi Police crime branch.
“Dinakaran has been booked for criminal conspiracy, personating a public servant and corruption after Chandrasekar disclosed his name during a late night police raid at the hotel where he was staying,” the senior police officer said.
The police had raided the hotel following a tip-off, the officer added.
However, he denied the allegations.
I don't know anybody by this name, Sukesh Chandrasekhar (alleged middleman). I haven't bribed anyone for anything: TTV Dinakaran pic.twitter.com/xQjEPdPEcm
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 17, 2017
The AIADMK has been cleaved into two camps since December 2016, when its leader and late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa died.
Her closest aide, V.K. Sasikala, was named the new party chief but was jailed within weeks after the Supreme Court found her guilty of corruption.