KOCHI: The Kadavanthra police arrested one person after BSNL authorities complained of unpaid telephone bills to the tune of Rs. 44 lakh.

According to the complaint lodged with the police, Mohammed Ali, 36, of Kozhikode took a connection from BSNL under the super mega scheme for his firm Malabar Infoway at Kadavanthra.

On vigilance inquiry done by the BSNL it was found that he was using the connection to operate a call centre, without permission.

Following this, the accused closed down his firm and went absconding.