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Bribery case: Dinakaran's custody extended till May 29

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A on Monday extended the judicial custody of ousted All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran till May 29.

Dinakaran was produced before a through video conferencing.

Earlier, the Crime Branch recovered Dinakaran's five accounts from Chennai, through which transactions of huge amount were carried out, after which the police sought for further remand of the ousted leader.

As per sources, most of the amounts were paid to a Hawala Operator.

Dinakaran's Chartered Accountant was also called by the crime branch for questioning in the matter.

The crime branch officials also recovered mobile phone of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar from and also found the details of communication between Chandrashekhar and Dinakaran.

Dinakaran had reportedly, through Chandrashekhar, sought the 'Two Leaves' symbol of the by allegedly trying to bribe an Commission official.

The Crime Branch recovered approximately Rs. 1.3 crore and two luxury cars, a BMW and a Mercedes from Chandrashekhar.

Chandrasekhar was picked up from the Hyatt hotel and was produced at the residence of Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry, who allowed the Delhi Police's plea to interrogate the accused for eight days.

During his third day of interrogation by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police, Dinakaran finally accepted that he met Chandrashekhar, the man alleged to be the middleman in his bribery dealing with the Commission.

Dinakaran, sources said, initially refused to have known Chandrashekhar.

He later accepted meeting him when Chandrashekhar himself gave the details of his meeting with the former.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 15:48 IST