AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran is booked by crime branch of Delhi Police today. Police officials said, Dinakaran was willing to pay 50 crores rupees to win rights to the AIADMK’s two-leaf symbol, in the by-election to R K Nagar Assembly seat, which is contested by a rival faction. Dinakaran was booked following the arrest of a middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar in New Delhi yesterday.
A senior police officer said, Sukesh had struck a deal for helping the AIADMK faction keep the symbol. Police have recovered 1.30 crore rupees from Sukesh and two cars have also been seized. He said, Sukesh is being interrogated to know about his profile and his connection with any Election Commision official.
The Election Commission had frozen AIADMK’s symbol two leaves after the two factions led by Sasikala and former chief minister O Panneerselvam staked claim to it. A Delhi police team will travel to Chennai to issue summons to Mr Dinakaran.