Dinakaran not named in Delhi Police’s charge-sheet in EC bribery case


The Delhi Police filed a charge-sheet with the Tis Hazari Court in the national capital in the case of attempting to bribe the Election Commission of India involving jailbird Dinakaran. Surprisingly enough, Dinakaran’s name doesn’t figure in the charge-sheet which only refers to the role played by Bangalore-based Sukesh, who was paid to act as an intermediary between Dinakaran and the Election Commission.

Dinakaran and his aide Mallikarjuna were arrested in April by the Delhi Police which charged them with the crime of attempting to bribe the EC to the tune of Rs.50 crores get the famed ‘Two-Leaves’ symbol allotted to the ruling faction of the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. The arrested persons were lodged in Tihar Jail before securing a bail six weeks later.

Now that 90 days have passed after the case was registered, the Police filed a charge-sheet with the Tis Hazari Courts in Delhi, naming only Sukesh Chandrasekar as the accused and neglecting to mention Dinakaran’s name.

The Court postponed the next hearing in the case to Monday (17th July) even as the Delhi Police have maintained that it would be filing separate charge-sheets against Dinakaran and three other persons arrested in the case.


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