Chennai, July 26(BPNS)
Chennai Principal session’s court has extended the judicial custody of Tamil Nadu minister without portfolio Senthil Balaji till August 8.
The minister appeared for hearing virtually and after hearing him the judicial custody was extended till August 8 by principal sessions judge, S. Alli.
It may be noted that Senthil Balaji was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on June 14 in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case. The minister had complained of chest pain immediately after his custody and during a medical investigation at the Omandurar government hospital it was found that he had three blocks in his Coronary artery. The minister was later shifted to Kauveri Hospital in Chennai from where he was subjected to a beating heart coronary surgery.
The minister is currently lodged in the Puzhal central prison. After widespread criticisms that the minister was getting special privileges in the prison, Tamil Nadu law minister, S. Reghupathy told media persons on Tuesday that the minister is not given any special treatment in the prison and he was entitled to Class ‘A’ status.