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Job racket: Absconding former Tamil Nadu minister Rajenthra Bhalaji arrested

Former Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK chief Rajenthra Bhalaji was arrested Wednesday by the state police for his alleged involvement in two job-related dishonest circumstances.

On December 17, Bhalaji led an AIADMK protest in Virudhunagar in opposition to the DMK authorities however after he heard that the Madras Excessive Court docket had dismissed his anticipatory bail petitions in each the circumstances in opposition to him, he fled the realm and went absconding.

Wednesday, when the police surrounded him, the minister was present in a saffron dhoti and a t-shirt.

As many as eight particular police groups had been shaped to hint him however he managed to evade the police for a number of weeks. The particular groups looked for him within the neigbouring districts and states and a lookout discover too was issued.

Bhalaji, who served because the Minister of Dairy Growth throughout the earlier AIADMK regime, was accused of amassing big sums of cash from a number of individuals promising them jobs within the state-run dairy cooperative Aavin.

As per experiences, he had usurped round Rs 3 crore from a number of job aspirants from a number of districts. Based mostly on a grievance, the Virudhunagar district crime department booked him, two of his private assistants and an affiliate. The IPC sections invoked in opposition to him embody conspiracy, dishonest and legal intimidation.

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