Dinakaran’s lawyer Aman Sethi asked why even after 35 days of arrest, police have not been able to trace the “mythical” EC officer who the accused allegedly tried to bribe.
Dhinakaran’s close associate Mallikarjuna, who was arrested with him on the night of April 25, also sought bail on the ground that no recovery was made at his instance and he had joined the investigation eventhough no summons were issued to him by the police.
Panneerselvam had met the Prime Minister last week.
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The court said it was not appropriate to grant bail to Sukesh Chandrashekar at this stage as it was a serious crime and he could tamper with the evidence.
Rural people still look upon her as their ‘Amma’ — or mother — and many speak of the several welfare schemes that she launched for their benefit.
Panneerselvam met prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss the political developments in the state.
The meeting came on a day actor Rajinikanth dropped hints about his political ambition.
Panneerselvam said the PM Modi assured he would look into farmer issues in the drought-hit state as well.
Alleged hawala operator Nathu Singh, an accused in the case, is also lodged in judicial custody till May 29.
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has issued a lookout notice for Deputy Chairman of NRI forum Karnataka.
His tour comes at a time when merger talks between the two warring factions of the AIADMK have stalled.
A trial court had convicted Sasikala in the case and sentenced her to four years in prison
Dinakaran was arrested on Tuesday night after undergoing four consecutive days of questioning by authorities.
The dominant narratives of Tamil politics, with its legacy of anti-Brahmin ideology, regional and linguistic (read anti-Hindi) subnationalism, make it difficult for the BJP to grow on its own in the state.