Dinakaran aide's judicial custody extended till Nov 9

New Delhi


A court here on Thursday extended till November 9 the judicial custody of Sukesh Chandrashekhar, an aide of AIADMK's sacked Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, in a bribery case related to poll symbol allocation by the Election Commission.

Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary also asked the Investigating Officer to appear in court on the next hearing on November 9 to explain the status of supplementary chargesheet in the case.

The Delhi Police charge-sheeted Chandrashekhar on July 14 for forgery, making a false document and criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Chandrashekhar was arrested on April 16. The police had said a separate investigation report would be filed against Dinakaran and other accused later.

Dinakaran, accused of trying to bribe Election Commission officials to get the "two leaves" poll symbol for the AIADMK faction led by his now jailed aunt V.K. Sasikala, was arrested on April 25. He was granted bail on June 1.

The police said a criminal conspiracy was hatched by Chandrashekhar, Dinakaran and others to bribe Election Commission officials.

The money seized from Chandrashekhar was sent by Dinakaran through illegal channels with the help of others, the police alleged.

Mallikarjuna, a long-time friend of Dinakaran, and Naresh Jain, a "hawala" operator from Delhi, are the other accused in the case. - IANS