A Delhi court on Saturday ordered framing of charges against rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran in the alleged Election Commission bribery case related to two-leaves party symbol. The court ordered the leader to be put on trial for the offence punishable under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
The former AIADMK leader, who had floated Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam party after being expelled from the AIADMK, was arrested in April 2017 here and was later granted bail.
The court has also asked Dhinakaran to appear before the court on 4 December to sign the copy of charges. He is currently on bail.
Alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, currently in judicial custody, was also charged under various offences. In 2017, Delhi Police’s crime branch had filed the chargesheet alleging Chandrasekhar had conspired with Dhinakaran and others to bribe the election commission official to get the two leaves symbol for the Sasikala- led AIADMK faction.
Delhi police, in its chargesheet, also named Dhinakaran as an accused in the supplementary chargesheet.
-With PTI inputs