The Enforcement Directorate has approached the Supreme Court to challenge the Madras High Court’s decision allowing Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji to be transferred from a government hospital to a private hospital in Chennai. The Supreme Court will hear the case on 21 June.
After being transferred to Kauvery Hospital, doctors have recommended bypass surgery for Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji. The Madras High Court allowed the transfer based on a petition filed by his wife, Megala, who accused the ED of not following proper arrest procedures. Balaji was arrested in connection with a money laundering case.
The ECIR was registered on the basis of three FIRs booked against him by the local police in 2018 for his alleged involvement in a cash-for-job case when he was the Transport Minister in Jayalalithaa’s Cabinet in 2015.The charges date back to his tenure as transport minister during the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government from 2011 to 2015.He joined the DMK in December 2018 and assumed office as the Electricity Minister after the party came to power in May 2021.