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RK Nagar by-polls: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) 

The All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday filed a (PIL) in the Madras High asking it to direct the Commission to not accept TTV Dinakaran's nomination as candidate for RK Nagar by-polls.

leader Joseph in its plea stated that Dinakaran has been convicted in the FERA (Foreign Exchange Regulation Act) case, which is still pending.

general secretary Dinakaran is contesting the by-to the R.K. Nagar constituency in to be held on April 12. The seat fell vacant following the demise of late chief minister J. in December last year.

Dinakaran last week appeared before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate(ACMM), Economic Offences-II, in a 20-year-old case registered under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) in which the had imposed a penalty of 28 crore on him.

In 1996, the Special Director, Enforcement Directorate, New Delhi, initiated adjudication proceedings against Dinakaran for acquiring foreign exchange totalling USD 1,04,93,313 from persons other than authorised dealers in foreign exchange, violating the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 13:28 IST