The Economic Offences Court-II, Egmore at Allikulam, on Thursday directed the AIADMK deputy general secretary T T V Dhinakaran to appear before it on April 19 and 20 in connection with two FERA cases registered against him by the Enforcement Directorate, nearly two decades ago.
When the matter came up before S Malarmathy, also an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Dhinakaran’s senior counsel sought adjournment. However, the magistrate told counsel that the cases were pending for over 20 years and had suffered several adjournments.
Dhinakaran was facing trial in connection with two cases registered by ED – one relating to transfer of $1.04 crore to Dipper Investment through Barclays Bank, Virgin Islands and the other pertaining to illegal routing of $36,000 and one lakh pounds for starting a star-hotel in UK. The ED had registered two cases against him for violation of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA), in 1996 and 2001.