In a much-expected move, the Delhi police arrested T T V Dinakaran in the Election Commission bribery case. While his admission of meeting with conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar was one of the main grounds for the arrest, a hawala transaction which he allegedly made was the turning point. The case of the Delhi police is that Dinakaran had through Sukesh tried to bribe EC officials to bag the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol.
Delhi police sources tell OneIndia that a hawala operator from Chandni Chowk in Delhi had facilitated the transfer of money between Dinakaran who is Sasikala’s nephew and Sukesh. This was part of the Rs 1.3 crore that was seized from Sukesh at the time of his arrest last week, police sources also say.
The Delhi police had ample evidence to suggest that a money transfer had indeed taken place. At first, Dinakaran was refusing to budge and remained in denial about his role. On Tuesday, the police decided that they would bring Sukesh and Dinakaran face to face and question them. During the joint questioning, Sukesh said that he had met with Dinakaran and struck a deal while posing as a lawyer. At first, Dinakaran refused to accept what Sukesh was saying. However, later on, he is said to have confessed before the police about meeting Sukesh and also trying to strike a deal for the AIADMK symbol. It was stated that Sukesh and Dinakaran had met through an advocate where the deal was struck. Sukesh then said that the money that the police had found on him was given by Dinakaran. It was also said that a hawala operator in Chandini Chowk had transferred a part of the Rs 1.3 crore to Sukesh. Dinakaran is said to have confessed that he had indeed transferred the money.