A Delhi court on Saturday ordered framing of criminal conspiracy and other charges against former AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran in the stated Election Commission bribery case related to the two-leaves party symbol.
Special Judge Ajay Bharadwaj saidDinakaran to be put on trial for the offense punishable under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
Dinakaran, who had floated the Amma MakkalMunnetraKazhagam party after being removed from the AIADMK, was arrested in April 2017 here and was later granted bail.
Alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is presently in judicial currently, was also ordered to be put on trial in the case for the offense punishable under Sections 120-B and 201 of IPC and under the PC Act. The court directed Dhinakaran to appear before it on December 4, when it will formally frame the charges.
In 2017, the Delhi Police’s crime branch had filed a charge sheet alleging that Chandrashekhar had conspired with Dinakaran and others to bribe poll panel officials to get the two leaves symbol for the Sasikala-led AIADMK faction.
Dhinakaran had won the by-elections held in Radha Krishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in December last year under the ‘pressure cooker’ symbol with a margin of over 40,000 votes.