Police patrol Kauvery hospital after minister in custody is admitted here for treatment

State electricity minister Senthil Balaji, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, now under judicial custody, was moved by ambulance to Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet late Thursday.

At the end of a long interrogation by the ED at his residence on Wednesday-Thursday, he was admitted to the Government Multi Super-Specialty Hospital, Omandurar, where he underwent a coronary angiogram and was advised surgery at the earliest.

His family opted for further treatment at Kauvery and the court allowed this.

Since 7 p.m. on Thursday, a small posse of policemen was posted at the gate of the Alwarpet hospital and the men have remained at this post since.

The minister is being investigated for a jobs scam when he was transport minister in the previous AIADMK government.