'Dhinakaran used illegal channels to transfer cash'

Bribe money came from undisclosed sources: cops

'Dhinakaran used illegal channels to transfer cash'

The Delhi Police on Wednesday said that AIADMK (Amma) leader T T V Dhinakaran, arrested for trying to bribe Election Commission (EC) officials, arranged money from undisclosed sources and used illegal channels to transfer it from Chennai to Delhi.

The police managed to secure Dhinakaran’s custody for five days, along with his aide Mallikarjuna.
The duo were arrested late on Tuesday night.

However the police had sought seven days custody for both saying it wanted to take them outside Delhi for investigations.

Sources said Mallikarjuna was arrested for helping Dhinakaran transfer money from Chennai to Delhi through hawala channels.

The arrests came after a “middleman”, Sukesh Chandrasekhar, was apprehended from a five-star hotel here with Rs 1.3 crore.

The police got a tip off that Sukesh and Dhinakaran conspired to bribe EC officials to ensure that Dhinakaran’s faction gets the AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ symbol.

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