New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A court here on Thursday took cognizance of a chargesheet against Sukesh Chandershekhar, an aide of AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran, in a bribery case.
Special Judge Poonam Chaudhary also issued production warrant against Chandershekhar and listed the matter for August 18.
The Delhi Police on July 14 chargesheeted Chandershekhar under various sections of the Indian Penal Code related to forgery of valuable security, forgery for purpose of cheating, making a false document and criminal conspiracy among others and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Chandershekhar was arrested on April 16. P The police have said they would file a separate investigation report against Dinakaran and other accused later.
Dinakaran, accused of trying to bribe Election Commission officials to get the “two leaves” poll symbol for an AIADMK faction led by his aunt V.K. Sasikala, was arrested on April 25. He was granted bail on June 1.
The police said a criminal conspiracy was hatched by Chandershekhar, Dinakaran and others to bribe the Election Commission officials.
The money recovered from Chandershekhar was sent by Dinakaran through illegal channels with the help of others, the police alleged.
Mallikarjuna, a long-time friend of Dinakaran, and Naresh Jain, a “hawala” operator from Delhi, are the other suspects in the case.