A sessions court on Monday ordered issuing of notice to the Enforcement Directorate on a bail petition filed by DMK Minister V Senthilbalaji, who was arrested by the agency in connection with a money laundering case. Principal Sessions Judge S Alli, who issued the notice to the ED, posted to September 15, for further hearing of the case. When the… Continue reading "Senthilbalaji bail plea: Court seeks ED’s response"
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The Madras High Court on Monday directed the principal district judge in Chennai to dispose of arrested Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji’s bail application in the alleged cash-for-jobs scam at the earliest after an issue had arisen regarding the jurisdiction of the trial proceedings. A division bench comprising Justices R Suresh Kumar and K Kumaresh Babu gave the directive… Continue reading "Madras HC orders re-transfer of Senthilbalaji’s case from special court to Sessions Court"
Following the arrest of Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji in a money laundering case on June 14, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted several raids and searches at different locations connected to him. On Wednesday morning, officials from the investigating agency arrived at an under-construction building located on the Karur-Salem highway, which belongs to Ashok, the brother of Balaji,… Continue reading "ED searches property of Senthilbalaji’s brother in Karur"
The Enforcement Directorate is planning to grill minister V Senthilbalaji with 200 questions (50 per day) during the five-day custody period regarding his alleged involvement in the cash-for-job scam when he was the transport minister during the 2011-16 AIADMK regime, according to Maalaimalar. The central agency is reported to have framed questions based on the seizures it made. In the… Continue reading "ED likely to ask 50 questions to Senthilbalaji everday"
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids in the premises of Minister V Senthilbalaji’s supporters ended past midnight on Thursday. Simultaneous searches were done by multiple teams of ED in the house of Muthubalan, 40, a supervisor in a Tasmac shop and residing at Ramanathapuram. Also raids were carried out in the house and office of Arun, who runs Arun Associates Ltd… Continue reading "Enforcement Directorate raids at Senthilbalaji’s supporters end past midnight in Kovai"
Embattled Minister V Senthilbalaji and his wife Megala on Wednesday assailed the Enforcement Directorate’s decision to arrest him in a money laundering case, saying in accordance with a Supreme court judgment, the officials of the probe agency are not police officers and so they cannot make arrests. Appearing for the Minister and his wife before a bench of Justices AS… Continue reading "Senthil Balaji case: Kapil Sibal says ED can’t make arrests"
The Madras High Court on Friday held that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had the right to subjugate minister Senthilbalaji into police custody under PMLA act in the cash for jobs scam case after hearing the Habeas Corpus Petition (HCP) filed by Senthilbalaji’s wife Megala. Justice CV Karthikeyan, who was named as the third judge to hear the HCP after the… Continue reading "Senthil Balaji’s arrest by ED, judicial custody legal"
Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday wrote to Governor R N Ravi stating that V Senthilbalaji will continue as a Minister without a portfolio. In the letter addressed to the Governor, the CM asserted that Senthilbalaji will continue as a Minister without a portfolio. This came after Stalin held a discussion with Law Minister S Regupathy at the Secretariat… Continue reading "Stalin asserts that Senthilbalaji will remain in his Cabinet"
The hearing of the habeas corpus petition (HCP) filed by Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji’s wife Megala was held in the Madras high court on Tuesday. The wife of the arrested minister V Senthil Balaji submitted an affidavit in the high court seeking Balaji’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a cash-for-jobs scam, to be declared as illegal.… Continue reading "Habeas corpus plea by Senthil Balaji’s wife not maintainable, HC told"
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay a Madras High Court order allowing the shifting of arrested Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji, undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Chennai, to a private facility. The Enforcement Directorate, which arrested Senthilbalaji in connection with an alleged cash-for-jobs scam in the state transport department, had moved the apex court against… Continue reading "Supreme Court refuses to stay MHC order allowing Senthilbalaji’s hospital shifting"