EC bribery case: Delhi court grants bail to Dinakaran, his aide Mallikarjun

Dinakaran was arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on April 25 and had sought bail on the ground that there was no reason to keep him in custody and no public servant was made an accused in the case though he was booked on graft charges.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 1, 2017 3:01 pm
dinakaran, AIADMK, election commission, EC bribery case, AIADMK symbol, sasikala nephew, election commission bribery TTV Dinakaran (File Photo)

A Delhi court granted bail to AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dinakaran and his aide Mallikarjun in the case involving alleged bribery of Election Commission officials for ownership of the AIADMK’s two-leaves symbol. The Tiz Hazari court pronounced bail for the duo on personal bond of Rs 5 lakhs. They would have to surrender their passports as well, reported news agency ANI.

Dinakaran was arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on April 25 and had sought bail on the ground that there was no reason to keep him in custody and no public servant was made an accused in the case though he was booked on graft charges.

The police, who opposed the bail, countered that he had conspired with others to undermine the electoral process. Mallikarjun’s bail plea was also opposed by the police.

Alleged middleman in the case Sukesh Chandrashekar and alleged hawala operator Nathu Singh are in judicial custody till June 12. Co-accused Lalit Kumar, who was also alleged to be a hawala operator, is in judicial custody till June 5.

Dinakaran, who held the deputy general secretary post of the party, was a candidate of the AIADMK (Amma) faction to the RK Nagar bypoll. His faction had hoped to get the two-leaves symbol for the election, which was later cancelled by the poll panel after allegations of bribery were reported in the media. Dinakaran is accused of arranging the money through illegitimate means and transferring it from Chennai to Delhi through illegal methods.

The Panneerselvam faction of the AIADMK has supported the allegations against Dinakaran and demanded his expulsion from the party.

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    m.narasimhan
    Jun 2, 2017 at 12:38 am
    dear sir,mr.t.t.v.dinakaran is a bold leader nearly 36 days spent in jail magnanimously we see him very calm with smiles shows that such party leaders only needed in the history of politics ,one can ume perfectly at critical crices or during urgent&dangerous times at first to solve such patience is needed which he is having no doubt it is a surprise toall even now the officer of electionmcommission who eagerly waited to get the commision name was not published which shows purposely or jealous about winning in election in r.k.nagar the enemies some how managed to close the entrance gate of electionmight have pulled down&victimised whatever opposite parties did so far it is gain for mr.t.t.v.dinakaran though he know who is the blacksheep its fact willbe seen in the near future,while aiadmk cadres are happy with crackers the opposition gets nervous&heads breakdown the deputy general secretary of aiadmk are very much happy making him to, again as their leader,in future both have
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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Jun 1, 2017 at 4:48 pm
    What is the urgency in granting the Bails to the accused and what is the guarantee that he will not misuse his authority by splashing money that was earned through corrupt practices to buy or cover up and unable to understand why the courts are so lenient against the corrupt and wealthy ones who had earned illegally and definitely not through their hard work !!!
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    Abraham Joseph
    Jun 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    Really interpretation of laws are mostly faulty. It is because false witnesses, false do ents are present to get released by courts.
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