EC bribery case: Court grants bail to Dinakaran, aide
A court here on Thursday granted bail to AIADMK leader and party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran and his close aide Mallikarjun in the cash for election symbol case.
Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry granted bail to both accused.
Dinakaran was arrested on April 25 by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on allegations of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials to get the 'two leaves' symbol allotted illegally to his faction.
The poll panel had frozen the AIADMK's symbol after two factions of the party - one led by Dhinakaran's aunt Sasikala and the other by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam - staked claim to it.
The Tiz Hazari court declared bail for the duo on personal bond of Rs 5 lakhs. It is also said that they would have to surrender their passports as well, reported news agency ANI.
Alleged middleman in the case Sukesh Chandrashekar and alleged hawala operator Nathu Singh are in judicial custody till June 12. Co-accused Lalit Kumar, who was also alleged to be a hawala operator, is also in judicial custody till June 5.
T.T.V.Dinakaran is accused of gathering money through illegitimate means and transferring it from Chennai to Delhi through illegal methods.