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Delhi police quiz men on cash trail trajectory

Chennai: The Delhi Police today questioned several men suspected to have been linked to the money trail in a bribery case in which AIADMK (Amma) party leader T T V Dhinakaran has been arrested.

A day after bringing Dhinakaran from Delhi and conducting searches at his residence here, the Crime Branch police personnel also grilled some others who allegedly had knowledge about the money transaction, police sources said.

Dhinakaran was arrested on April 25 in Delhi following four days of questioning for allegedly attempting to bribe an unidentified EC official to get the undivided AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ election symbol for his faction.

The police had earlier arrested Sukesh Chandrasekar, who had allegedly struck a deal for Rs 50 crore to help the AIADMK (Amma) faction keep the two leaves symbol, and seized Rs 1.30 crore from him.

A Delhi court granted five days police custody of Dhinakaran following which he was brought here.

The Delhi police after questioning the suspects asked some of them to appear again at the Central Government Office Complex, ‘Rajaji Bhawan,’ at Besant Nagar here, they said declining to provide more information.

Besides, the police team visited various areas, including Adambakkam and Kolapakkam here, to question some persons, whose identity had not been disclosed.

—PTI