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AIADMK symbol case: Middleman's aide gets bail

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The High on Friday granted anticipatory bail to Kumar Jain, a of middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, in connection with the alleged bribing of Commission of (ECI) officials over ownership of the two leaves symbol of Tamil Nadu's ruling All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party.

The high also directed Jain to furnish a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 along with a surety of the same amount.

Jain had allegedly received Rs. 2 crore and handed it over to the other person.

"Investigation had revealed that Jain has not retained the money, but only acted as a carrier of the amount," the high said.

Earlier on January 11, the High Court dismissed a bail plea filed by accused middleman Sukesh Chandrasekhar in connection with the case.

On December 14, sidelined All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) T T V was also named in the charge sheet along with others in the 'two leaves' symbol bribery case.

During the hearing, it was revealed that the Police had recently filed a supplementary charge sheet before the and named Dhinakaran, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, Mallikarjuna, Nathu Singh, Pulkit Kundra, B Kumar, Lalit Kumar, and Jain as the accused.

has been charged under Sections 120 B (Criminal Conspiracy) and 201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (Destruction of Evidence)

The case pertains to an alleged attempt by to bribe Commission officials for securing AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol for the party faction led by his aunt

The had arrested Chandrashekhar from a Delhi hotel with Rs 1.30 crore in cash and seized a and a Mercedes car from him.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 13:15 IST