The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has arrested the brother of a Chennai-based criminal, wanted in several cases of extortion and murder, in connection with a money laundering probe against them.
The agency’s zonal office on Wednesday arrested D Senthil here, brother of Sridhar Dhanpal, as he is “involved in the offence of money laundering in a case related to extortion and acquiring properties with the proceeds of crime”. Senthil has been sent to 15 days judicial custody by a court here. He has been lodged in the Puzhal central prison, it said.
Dhanpal and his associates had as many as 26 police FIRs registered against them even as the CBI had issued an Interpol arrest warrant and it is suspected he is currently in Dubai, ED had earlier said. The agency had said it began probing Dhanpal based on the FIR of Tamil Nadu Police against him and his associates and found that the said person had “committed the offence of money laundering using the proceeds of crime and had acquired 124 immovable properties in his name and name of his wife, daughter and brother”.