A Delhi Court has ordered 8-day police custody to Sukesh Chandrashekhar who was arrested for allegedly taking money from AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran to supposedly bribe Election Commission officials in getting his party the AIADMK’s poll symbol of two leaves. He was arrested on Sunday from a five-star hotel.
Police said, Chandrashekhar had allegedly told Dhinakaran that he has contacts in the EC and they will help the Sasikala faction to get the AIADMK’s poll symbol of two leaves in the by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu.
A senior Delhi police officer said the 27 years old, Chandrashekhar has cases of cheating and illegal money laundering against him in the Enforcement Directorate, the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Chennai Police and the Bengaluru Police. Police said that the conman had struck a deal for Rs 50-crore for helping the AIADMK faction to keep the symbol. Police has recovered Rs 1.30-crore in cash and two cars from him.