CHENNAI -- The Delhi Police on Friday arrested Hawala operator Naresh Jain in connection with the T.T.V. Dinakaran bribery case.
It's alleged that Jain helped middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar in money transfer.
One more person has been detained in connection with the case.
Dinakaran's house was searched on Thursday and an informal interrogation was done with his wife, Joint Commissioner of Police, Delhi confirmed to ANI.
Dinakaran had reportedly, through middleman Chandrashekhar, sought the 'Two Leaves' symbol of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) by allegedly trying to bribe an Election Commission official.
The Crime Branch recovered approximately ₹1.3 crore and two luxury cars, a BMW and a Mercedes, from Chandrashekhar.
Chandrasekhar was picked up from the Hyatt hotel and was produced at the residence of Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry, who allowed the Delhi Police's plea to interrogate the accused for eight days.
Dinakaran was cross examined along with his 'friend' Mallikarjuna and P.A. Janardhanan, sources stated.
During his third day of interrogation by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Thursday, Dinakaran finally accepted that he met Chandrashekhar, the man alleged to be the middleman in his bribery dealing with the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Dinakaran, sources say, initially refused to have known Sukesh. He later accepted meeting him when Sukesh himself gave the details of his meeting with the former.
However, Dinakaran maintained that he did not pay any money to Sukesh.
Following this, the Delhi Police Crime Branch team visited Chennai, even as a Delhi Court granted five-day police custody to Dinakaran.
Dinakaran had earlier moved a bail application in a Delhi Court. He was produced before the Tis Hazari Court here.
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