TTV Dinakaran applies for bail

TTV Dinakaran applies for bail

AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran on Wednesday moved a special court seeking bail in a case of attempting to bribe EC officials to get the undivided AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ poll symbol.

Quoting court sources, reports said Dinakaran, who was arrested on April 25 and is at present in judicial custody, sought the relief saying he was ready to cooperate in the investigation.

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry listed his bail plea for hearing on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police will probe the role of a purported aide of Karnataka’s home minister in connection with an alleged attempt by Dinakaran to bribe Election Commission officials to win the party’s symbol war.

VC Prakash, who is believed to be close to State home minister Parameshwara, was questioned by Delhi police recently, reports said.

Dinakaran was arrested in New Delhi on the night of April 25 after four days of questioning for allegedly attempting to bribe an unidentified EC official to get the undivided AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ election symbol for his faction for a by-election to the RK Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu which was later cancelled by the Election Commission.