The Chennai police arrested S Madhan, film producer and Managing Partner of Vendhar Movies in Tirupur nearly six months after he mysteriously disappeared.
A press release issued by the police states that the special team formed to nab him had gathered information that Madhan had acquired a lot of property in Uttarakhand. They had also gathered information about the people who helped Madhan.
The police also had information that he was in touch with a woman based in Chennai, states the release. The special team came to know from her that Madhan had brought land and houses in Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
The press release goes on to state that the police came to know that a group of people had stayed with Madan in Uttarakhand, Manipur and Karnataka. At the end of the investigation they came to know that Madhan's group had last stayed at Imphal in Manipur.
For the last one month, the special team have been searching for the film producer in Manipur and it was then they came to know that Madhan was sending someone money in Manipur.
A few days ago, the police found out that one person, who met the Manipur gang had returned to Tamil Nadu. The police had been keeping a watch on this person in Tirupur.
On Sunday night, Madhan met this unnamed woman at Tirupur, following which he was arrested on Monday morning.
Image: The house where Madan was living in Tirupur
The police will produce him before a court in Chennai on Monday evening.
Madhan, who absconded on May 28, left behind a sensational and âtell-allâ suicide note, in which he said he was going to attain âsamadhiâ in kasi.
In the note, Madhan, who detailed his career as a college admissions agent for SRM group, had lamented that though crores of rupees had been collected from parents, they would not be able to keep their promise with NEET coming into force and changing the entire admission process.
He went on to say that those who had given him money for admission could get it back from the management.
Madhan had also said in his letter that it was due to the money he brought in that IJK, a party founded by SRM Group Chairman TR Pachamuthu, was able to contest elections in Tamil Nadu and Bihar.
Months after Madhan went missing, SRM Group Chairman and SRM University Chancellor TR Pachamuthu was arrested by the Chennai police in August after more than 100 students said that they had paid money for obtaining a medical seat in SRM college, but were not admitted.
Pachamuthu who had founded one of the biggest private chain of private educational institutions in Tamil Nadu was close to Madhan, who used to act as an agent for the SRM group.
The SRM group Chairman, has however, denied links with Madan and has stated that he will not be responsible for his wrongdoings.
Pachamuthu was granted conditional bail in September.