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ED points modern summons to AMMK leader Dhinakaran for Apr 22

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The company’s note and investigation in opposition to the 58-300 and sixty five days-passe politician got here after the ED no longer too lengthy within the past arrested jailed ‘conman’ Sukesh Chandrashekhar

TTV Dhinakaran

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued modern summons to AMMK leader T T V Dhinakaran to seem on April 22 for questioning here in a cash laundering case linked to alleged bribing of Election Commission officers to gather the AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ image for the VK Sasikala faction, officers said.

He used to be grilled and his assertion used to be recorded for the first time by the federal company here for roughly 8 hours on April 12.

The company’s note and investigation in opposition to the 58-300 and sixty five days-passe politician got here after the Enforcement Directorate no longer too lengthy within the past arrested jailed ‘conman’ and one more accused in this case, Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

The next spherical of questioning scheduled for April 22 is aimed to procure the probe forward, they said.

Whereas exiting the ED administrative center behind night on April 12, Dhinakaran urged newshounds that he cooperated with the company and answered to their questions within the Sukesh Chandrashekhar case.

Chandrashekhar too is being grilled by the company within the case over the final week.

The ED case below the prison provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) is in accordance with the most main FIR field in opposition to the accused by the Delhi Police crime department in 2017.

Every Dhinakaran and Chandrashekhar had been arrested by the crime department then.

Officers had said that they’ve recorded the assertion of Chandrashekhar in this case early this month and now they’re searching to grill Dhinakaran and confront him with Chandrashekhar to procure the probe forward.

Chandrashekar used to be arrested in April 2017 from a five superstar resort by the Delhi Police for allegedly taking cash from Dhinakaran to bribe EC officers to gather the AIADMK’s two leaves image for the Sasikala faction in a by-election to the R K Nagar assembly seat in Tamil Nadu.

Dhinakaran, who has been value sheeted by the police, used to be arrested by the Delhi Police after four days of questioning for allegedly attempting to bribe EC officers for the image.

The bypoll used to be necessitated by the death of the then Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa (on December 5, 2016), who represented the assembly seat. 

The EC had frozen the AIADMK’s image after the two factions — one led by Dhinakaran’s aunt Sasikala and the diverse by former chief minister O Panneerselvam — staked a claim to it.

Dhinakaran’s end aide Mallikarjuna used to be also arrested for allegedly facilitating a Rs 50 crore deal between him and Chandrashekar.

Dhinakaran used to be the deputy same old secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and used to be expelled from the occasion in August 2017 alongside with Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala. 

He later launched his political occasion called the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK). 

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