Senthil Balaji's bail request denied by chennai court..?
The tamil Nadu minister V Senthil balaji, who was arrested earlier this year in connection with a money laundering case, suffered yet another setback on wednesday when a chennai sessions court denied his bail application. In order to grant him bail, the court noted that there are no good reasons to believe that he is innocent, that he would not commit any crimes if released from custody, and that his illness cannot be treated in a jail setting.
Judge S Alli of the Principal Sessions court took three factors into consideration when deciding whether to reject the bail request: the risk of flight, the possibility of influencing the witnesses, and the possibility of tampering with the evidence. balaji was detained on june 14 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with a case that began in 2014, when he served as the transport minister for the All india Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government.
Since his arrest, the minister has been hospitalised. Before being transferred to the Central Puzhal Prison, he underwent heart surgery at a private hospital. balaji has received support from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), and chief minister M. K. stalin has kept him in the cabinet as a minister without a portfolio.
The petitioner argued that his income tax returns, which were submitted as evidence, showed that he had a legitimate source of income and that the charges against him were unfounded. The court rejected this argument, ruling that a "mini trial" could not take place while the petitioner was seeking bail.