EC bribery case: ED registers case against Dhinakaran
The ED has registered a money laundering case against AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran and others in connection with the Election Commission bribery case.
Officials said the central probe agency has registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognisance of a Delhi police FIR in the matter.
They said the agency will probe the possible "proceeds of crime" as part of its charter under the anti-money laundering law and soon will issue summonses to the accused.
A meeting of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Delhi police officials has taken place recently and it is expected that after the central probe agency registered a separate case, a few more such meetings could be held to take the probe forward.
Dhinakaran and his aide Mallikarjuna were sent to the Tihar Jail till May 15 by a court here yesterday after the police said that the accused were not needed for custodial interrogation. Dhinakaran was arrested on April 25 after four days of questioning by the Delhi police for allegedly attempting to bribe an unidentified EC official to get the undivided AIADMK's 'two leaves' election symbol for his faction.