Tamil Nadu Minister Senthil Balaji’s arrest lawful : Supreme Court

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New Delhi – The Supreme Court on Monday granted permission to the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) to take custody of the arrested Tamil Nadu Minister, Senthil Balaji and upheld the legality of the arrest of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party leader.

Despite his arrest on 14th June, Balaji, who continues his ministerial role without a portfolio in the Tamil Nadu Government, and his wife contested the Madras High Court’s decision that upheld his arrest by the investigative agency. The arrest was in connection with a money laundering case related to the alleged cash-for-jobs scandal within the State’s transport department.