Supreme Court refuses to entertain DMK minister Balaji's plea seeking bail on health grounds

As the bench expressed disinclination to entertain the matter, the plea was withdrawn and the matter was dismissed as withdrawn.
Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain the bail plea of DMK minister V Senthil Balaji, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. (Photo | Special arrangement)
Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain the bail plea of DMK minister V Senthil Balaji, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. (Photo | Special arrangement)

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea moved by TN Minister V Senthil Balaji on his health grounds, in an Enforcement Directorate-registered case.

A bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and Satish Chandra Sharma was hearing his appeal challenging an order of the Madras HC which dismissed his bail plea on October 19.

An apex court bench of Justices, after perusing the health reports, said there was nothing serious in his health condition and granted liberty to Balaji to approach the trial court to seek regular bail.

After perusing the health reports, the bench said, it was found that there was nothing serious in his health condition and granted liberty to Balaji to approach the trial court to seek regular bail. As the bench expressed disinclination to entertain the matter, the plea was withdrawn and the matter was dismissed as withdrawn. “

As the bench expressed disinclination to entertain the matter, the plea was withdrawn and the matter was dismissed as withdrawn.

The top court had earlier directed Balaji to place on record his medical reports.

While dismissing the bail plea, the high court had said from the health report of Balaji it did not appear to be a medical condition which could be taken care of only if he was released on bail.

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 the earlier AIADMK regime.

(With inputs from PTI)

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