Kochi: Shaji Purushotaman, businessman and accused in the Chennai hit-and-run case in which a 13-year-old boy was killed, was arrested at Nedumbassery airport here Thursday morning.
Shaji had arrived at the airport by a flight from Colombo, airport sources said.
The Chennai police took him into custody and later handed him over to the airport police.
Justice S S Sateeshchandran of Kerala High Court had yesterday dismissed Shaji`s anticipatory bail application after accepting the state government`s plea that the place of occurrence of the crime was not within the territorial jurisdiction of court.
The Madras High Court had earlier rejected Shaji`s anticipatory bail application.
The case against Shaji is that on May 23 he drove a car in a rash and negligent manner under the influence of liqour and ran over three children sleeping on the pavement.
A 13-year old boy was killed and another critically injured in the incident.