Senthil Balaji’s remand extended till Oct 20

A sessions court here on Friday extended the remand of DMK Minister V Senthil Balaji, who was arrested in connection with a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate in June, till October 20.

First Additional Sessions Judge D Lingeshwaran, before whom Senthil Balaji was produced through video conferencing from Puzhal prison, extended his remand to judicial custody till next Friday.

Balaji was arrested on June 14 by the ED in connection with a money laundering case linked to a cash-for-jobs scam when he was the Transport Minister during an earlier AIADMK regime.

Soon after his arrest, Balaji underwent a bypass surgery at a private hospital. After treatment, the ED took him into its custody for interrogation and on completion of interrogation, he was sent to Judicial Custody by a local court, and thereafter his remand was extended.

As the remand period was over, he was produced before the court on Friday for extension of remand. PTI CORR

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