TTV Dhinakaran: AMMK leader T T V Dhinakaran appears before ED in Delhi for second time

AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Friday appeared before the ED for the second time here for questioning in a money laundering case related to allegedly bribing Election Commission officials to get AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ election symbol for the VK Sasikala faction. Happened. He said the agency would continue to record his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

For the first time, Dinakaran was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on April 12 at its office here for nearly eight hours.

The agency had issued fresh summons to him last week.

The agency’s notice and probe against the 58-year-old Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader comes after the recently arrested ‘man’ and another accused in the case, Sukesh Chandrasekhar.

While leaving the ED office late on April 12, Dinakaran told reporters that he cooperated with the agency and answered their questions in the Sukesh Chandrasekhar case.

The agency had also questioned Chandrashekhar in this case last week.

The ED’s case under the criminal provisions of PMLA is based on a preliminary FIR registered against the accused by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police in 2017.

Both Dinakaran and Chandrashekhar were then arrested by the Crime Branch.

The officials had said that they had recorded Chandrasekhar’s statement in the case earlier this month and now want to interrogate Dinakaran and confront Chandrasekhar to take the probe forward.

Chandrashekhar was arrested by the Delhi Police in April 2017 from a five-star hotel for bribing Election Commission officials for the Sasikala faction, the AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ election symbol in the by-election to the RK Nagar assembly seat, from a five-star hotel. did. in Tamil Nadu.

Dinakaran, who has been chargesheeted by the police, was arrested by the Delhi Police after four days of questioning for attempting to bribe Election Commission officials for the party’s election symbol.

The by-election had to be held due to the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who represented the assembly seat.

The Election Commission had banned the AIADMK symbol after two factions – one led by Dinakaran’s aunt Sasikala and the other led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam – claimed it.

Dinakaran’s close aide Mallikarjuna was also arrested for allegedly facilitating a Rs 50 crore deal between him and Chandrasekhar.

Dinakaran was the deputy general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and was expelled from the party in August 2017 along with Sasikala, a confidant of Jayalalithaa.

He later launched his political party AMMK.

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