Former AIADMK Minister Rajendra Balaji arrested

TN police arrests former ADMK Minister Rajendra Balaji who was hiding in Hassan, Karnataka has been arrested in Dharmapuri.   Rajendra Balaji was wanted in a cheating case and he was evading arrest for more than a fortnight.

He had held the portfolio of Milk and Dairy Development, has been accused of having collected huge sums from several persons promising them jobs at Aavin. In a specific case, S. Ravindran, a Sattur resident, alleged that he had given Rs 30 lakh to him through the then AIADMK functionary, Vijayan Nallathambi, and a party worker, Mariappan, for placing his relative at Aavin between November 2020 and February 2021.  Nallathambi filed a complaint, claiming that he had given around Rs 1.60 crore to him through his assistants, Baburaj, Balaraman and Muthupandi, for getting jobs for different persons.