Delhi cops let Sukesh shop, do biz deals while taking him to B'luru court

Suspected middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar, who is an accused in the election commission bribery case, was allowed to freely shop and meet people in Bengaluru by a team of seven Delhi police personnel who have since been suspended.

The action against the police personnel, who were part of the escort team of Chandrasekar, came after Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik received a report from the Income Tax Department. The team was taking him to Mumbai, Coimbatore and Bengaluru for court hearings.

"An enquiry was ordered on Wednesday and seven police personnel of 3rd Battalion will remain suspended until the enquiry gets over. We will take the strictest possible action," Deependra Pathak, the chief spokesperson for the Delhi police, said.

Chandrasekar was arrested in Delhi on April 16 on the charge of attempting to bribe election commission officials on behalf of the AIADMK leader, TTV Dhinakaran, for securing the 'Two Leaves' symbol for the Sasikala faction. He was denied bail by the courts.

Chandrasekhar roamed freely and even carried out some business deals, sources said quoting the Income Tax Department report.

Sources said income tax officials got to know about Chandrasekar's activities and raided two apartments in Bengaluru from where they seized expensive items as well as a luxury car.

The police team had claimed that it had reached Bengaluru only on October 11 and stayed at the railway station until the evening. The raid happened near an apartment in the city while they were on the way. Chandrasekar on his part admitted that the team allowed him to do shopping and that they had reached Bengaluru on October 9 itself.

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