Minister Senthil Balaji denied bail by Chennai court


The Chennai Principal Sessions Court did not grant bail to Minister V. Senthil Balaji when the case came up on Wednesday. The Minister was arrested on June 14 by the Enforcement Directorate in a jobs for cash scam in an offence of money laundering.

The court considered three factors- flight risk, influencing witnesses and tampering with evidence. The Enforcement Directorate did not raise the objection of flight risk but objected to his bail petition on the grounds of influencing of witnesses and tampering of evidence as he was an influential person and a Minister too.
Judge S. Ali before whom the bail petition came up, said that the stipulations envisaged under Section 45 of the PMLA were not fulfilled by the petitioner and therefore he dismissed the bail petition filed by Minister Senthil Balaji.


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