Chennai, April 20: On Wednesday late night Delhi police crime branch served notice to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran in a case of alleged bribery to Election Commission officials for retrieving the party's 'two leaves' symbol.The summons was served by Delhi’s crime branch’s assistant commissioner of police Sanjay Sherawat to Dhinakaran at his residence in Adyar on Wednesday night. The police action came in the wake of the arrest of an alleged middleman named Sukesh Chandrasekhar from Hyatt hotel on Sunday night.
A Delhi Court had earlier on Monday sent Sukesh Chandrashekhar, to eight-day long police who was found striking a deal of Rs. 50 Crore to help the AIADMK faction to keep the 'two leaves' poll symbol. The development came after the Crime Branch recovered approximately Rs. 1.3 Crore and two luxury cars, a BMW and a Mercedes, from Chandrashekhar.
Dhinakaran's faction contested on the hat symbol after the Election Commission froze their two leaves symbol while acknowledging the split in the party. Chandrasekhar was arrested and was produced at the residence of Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry, who allowed the Delhi Police's plea to interrogate the accused of eight days. The case pertained to an alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission official by the AIADMK leader for trying to get the party's poll symbol of 'two leaves' in a by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu. The polling was later canceled by the Election Commission.