Former AIADMK Minister KT Rajenthra Bhalaji was remanded to judicial custody until January 20. 

He was arrested by special team in Karnataka on Wednesday in job fraud case. 

After being arrested, the Tamil Nadu police escorted him to Virudhunagar district police office in early hours of Thursday and investigated him.

Later, he was produced before Srivilliputhur Judicial Magistrate V Paramveer at around 7.30 am before being lodged in central prison, Madurai as his Bhalaji’s bail plea was rejected.

The Tamil Nadu police were on the lookout for Rajenthra Bhalaji who is accused of cheating Rs 3.10 crore in exchange for jobs. Eight special teams were formed to nab him.

The former ADMK minister was on the loose for several days as he absconded following the dismissal of anticipatory bail.

Tamilnadu team tracked the number of Ramakrishnan, a BJP functionary from Krishnagiri, and his associate Nagesh and found that they were travelling via road through Hassan. 

When they checked toll gate camera feeds, officials found they had one toll gate on a car but not the next one on the same road leading out of Hassan.

Then he was apprehended at Karnataka’s Hassan on Wednesday while he was on the move to Mangalore in a car with three others.