'Minister Without Portfolio Serves No Purpose': Madras High Court On Senthil Balaji

Arrested Tamil Nadu Minister Senthil Balaji Resigns Forward Of Bail Listening to: Sources

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Senthil Balaji was arrested on June 14 final 12 months in a cash laundering case

New Delhi/Chennai:

Arrested Tamil Nadu minister V Senthil Balaji has resigned forward of his bail plea listening to within the Madras Excessive Courtroom, sources have stated.

Mr Balaji was arrested on June 14 final 12 months in a cash laundering case initiated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) primarily based on a cash-for-job case filed by the Central Crime Department police, Chennai, when he was the transport minister in the course of the earlier AIADMK regime.

Sources throughout the ruling DMK occasion confirmed Mr Balaji’s resignation, citing the continued authorized imbroglio surrounding his tenure. “Chief Minister MK Stalin has urged Governor TN Ravi to drop him from the cupboard,” they stated.

Mr Balaji had been retained within the Tamil Nadu cupboard by Mr Stalin as a present of assist. The Madras Excessive Courtroom, nonetheless, has taken a dim view of that transfer. The Excessive Courtroom lately stated Mr Stalin could be higher suggested to rethink his place.

“Political compulsion can not outweigh the general public morality, necessities of fine/clear governance and the Constitutional morality,” a bench led by Chief Justice SV Gangapurwala stated.

Regardless of repeated requests, decrease courts have denied bail to Mr Balaji. His bail plea might be heard for the second time by the Madras Excessive Courtroom in two days.

Mr Balaji was arrested by the EDin a dramatic style. He was taken into custody following hours of questioning and hospitalised instantly after complaining of chest ache.

This was after the Earnings Tax Division carried out raids of its personal in reference to claims he had taken bribes between 2011 and 2015 from folks in search of jobs within the state transport division.

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