Chennai: A Metropolitan Session court in Chennai sent arrested Tamil Nadu minister, Senthil Balaji to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till June 23, 2023, on Friday. He has been arrested in an alleged money laundering case.
But the court pointed out that because of Balaji’s health conditions, he cannot be taken out of the Kauvery hospital. ED deputy director shall interrogate him at the hospital taking necessary permission from the doctors.
ED deputy director shall interrogate him without any hindrance to his treatment. No threat or coercion shall be made.
The court allowed Balaji’s family members to meet him.
The court directed the ED to produce Senthil Balaji in court on June 23 by 3 pm via video conference.
Citing Balaji’s ‘health issues’, the Tamil Nadu government has relocated his portfolios to two different DMK ministers. While the electricity portfolio has been given to finance minister Thangam Thennarasu and Prohibition and Excise portfolio has been given to Housing and Urban Development Minister Muthusamy.
Senthil Balaji will continue as minister without portfolio.