EC bribery case: Court grants bail to Dinakaran, aide

Posted on June 01, 2017 from Delhi, National ι Report #130171

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A court here on Thursday granted bail to AIADMK leader and party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran and his close aide Mallikarjun in the cash for election symbol case.

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry granted bail to both accused.

Dinakaran was arrested on April 25 by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on allegations of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to get the 'two leaves' symbol allotted illegally to his faction.

The poll panel had frozen the AIADMK's symbol after two factions of the party -- one led by Dhinakaran's aunt Sasikala and the other by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- staked claim to it.