The Cyberabad police on Tuesday took Tollywood actor Sivaji Sontineni into custody while he was trying to escape to the US from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad.
The arrest was effected following a tip-off by the airport security officials.
The police said that they took Sivaji into custody in connection with Alanda media case. Former CEO of TV9 V Ravi Prakash is the principal accused in the case.
The police said that they had issued a lookout circular against Sivaji to prevent him from leaving the country, which is how he was eventually captured.
The actor was taken to the Cyberabad police headquarters.
The police are likely to issue fresh notices to Sivaji and direct him to appear before them on July 11.
Sivaji acted in about 60 Telugu films, in quite a few of them as the lead actor. He was a pretty known face in the 2000-2010 period, and popular especially in comic roles. In the recent years he became active in politics.