New Delhi: Criminal Conspiracy charges Delhi Court framed against former AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran in a case related to the alleged bribery of Election Commission officials to get the two leaves party symbol. Arun Bharadwaj Special Judge put Mr. Dhinkaran on trial after he appeared before the court and pleaded not guilty.
For the alleged offenses punichable, the court framed charges against Mr. Dhinakaran under the sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of Indian Panel Code (IPC) and under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
On the basis of recording evidence in the case, the court fixed December 17 for commencing the trial and the court had on November 17 ordered framing of charges against him.
After being expelled from the AIADMK, Mr. Dhinakaran who floated the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam party was arrested in April 2017 here and later granted bail.
Sukesh Chandrasekar alleged middleman, who is in judicial custody, was earlier put on trial in the case for the alleged offenses of criminal conspiracy, destruction of evidence under the IPC and under the PC Act.
For these offenses, Mr. Dhinakaran aide TP Mallikarjun and a man called B Kumar were also put on trial.
However, the Delhi Police crime branch filed a charge sheet alleging that Mr. Chandrasekar had conspired with Mr. Dhinakaran and others to bribe poll panel officials to get the two leaves symbol for Sasikala-led AIADMK faction.