The Supreme Court bench of Justices AS Bopanna and MM Sundresh today (27 July) adjourned the hearing of the plea by Tamil Nadu minister Senthil Balaji and his wife Megala to 1 August.
They had challenged the Madras High Court judgement which stated that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) could take him into custody for interrogation and that the habeas corpus plea was not maintainable.
During today's proceedings, senior advocate Kapil Sibal continued his arguments stating that the ED cannot take Balaji into custody because they are not police officers.
Balaji's judicial custody was extended till 8 August by the Principal City Sessions Court yesterday (26 July). He is currently lodged in Chennai's Puzhal prison.
S Rajesh is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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