Chennai: Enforcement Directorate has informed the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Economic Offence-II) Court, Egmore, at Allikulam that TTV Dhinakaran has been making attempts to delay trial relating to the two-decade-old Fera case registered against him.
When the matter came up for hearing before the ACMM (EO-II), S. Malarmathy on Monday, the special counsel for ED said that TTV has been making attempt to delay the trial.
The counsel for TTV sought the court to cross-examine 16 witnesses, including the then embassy official in London, and the then ED officials. However, vehemently opposing this the ED counsel replied that the plea was made by TTV in order to delay the prosecution and complete the trial soon.
The judge said that in case of summoning them, TTV should bear their expenditure, including airfare. The judge adjourned the matter to November 16 for passing order relating to summoning the 16 persons. The matter relates to a case registered against TTV Dhinarakan for alleged illegal transfer of 1.04 crore US dollars to Dipper Investment through Barclay Bank, Virgin Islands.
He is also facing another case in connection with illegal routing of US Dollar 36,000 and 100,000 Pounds for starting star hotel in the UK. He proposed to start star hotel 'Hopscroft Holt' in the UK.