A priest who was wanted by the Interpol for his alleged involved in a child abuse case in the United States was apprehended by a special team of the Erode police near Thalavadi on Friday evening.
According to State intelligence sources, Joseph Palanivel alias Jayapaul (57) of Ariyalur worked in a church in Udhagamandalam till 2004.
Later, he went to work in a church in Thief River Falls (Minnesota, U.S.) where Rev. Jayapaul was accused of abusing a minor girl.
Though a case was registered against him, the priest returned to India in 2005.
He will be taken to New Delhi from where the warrant was issued.
— Special Correspondent