Election Commission bribery case: Court denies bail plea of alleged middleman

A special court in New Delhi today dismissed the bail plea of an alleged middleman who was arrested in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dhinakaran. Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry denied bail to Sukesh Chandrashekar, who was arrested on April 16 and chargesheeted by the Delhi Police on July 14.

Chandrashekar had sought bail on the ground that his custody was not required as the investigation regarding him was complete. The prosecutor had opposed the bail plea saying that the investigation in the case was still going on.

Chandrashekar has been denied bail twice by a sessions court and then by the Delhi High Court.

The court has already fixed August three to consider the issue of taking cognisance of the charge sheet filed in the case.

The police have alleged in the charge sheet that Dhinakaran and Chandrashekar had conspired to bribe Election Commission officials to get the ‘two leaves’ symbol for their party.

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