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Two leaves symbol case: Delhi HC stays criminal proceedings against Dhinakaran

Dhinakaran sought quashing of the trial court’s December 4, 2018, order in the case of alleged bribery to poll panel officials to get the ‘two leaves’ symbol.

EC bribery case: Delhi HC stays trial against Dhinakaran
Staying the trial court proceedings till March 20, Justice Sunil Gaur sought stand of the Delhi Police on Dhinakaran’s plea against framing of charges against him by the trial court.

The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed further criminal proceedings against former AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran, accused of allegedly bribing Election Commission officials for getting the ‘two leaves’ symbol for the Sasikala-led faction of the party.

Staying the trial court proceedings till March 20, Justice Sunil Gaur sought stand of the Delhi Police on Dhinakaran’s plea against framing of charges against him by the trial court. Dhinakaran sought quashing of the trial court’s December 4, 2018, order in the case of alleged bribery to poll panel officials to get the ‘two leaves’ symbol. A trial court had framed charges for the offences punishable under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of IPC and under Section 8 (taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servant) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.