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Court grants anticipatory bail to DMK MP Alagiri’s son Durai Dayanidhi

Chennai, Dec 10 (): Son of DMK MP Alagiri, Durai Dayanidhi was granted anticipatory bail on Monday by a Madurai court in connection with the 30,000 crore illegal granite mining scam. Dayanidhi, who was wanted in the case is one among those accused of illegal mining for granite in and around the town of Madurai.

Altogether seventeen FIRs was filed against eight companies, in connection with the scam including the Olympus in which Durai Dayanidhi was a partner and leading quarry owners, including the pro-AIADMK mining baron P.R. Palanisamy of ’PRP Exports’.

He was being searched by the police who issued lookout notice against Dayanidhi on August 31, this year. Immigration department were also informed to stop Dayanidhi from leaving the country. The order by the Madras High Court has come as a big relief to Union minister M K Alagiri’s son Durai Dayanidhi on Monday.

Based on a complaint lodged by the village administrative officer (VAO) of Keezhavalavu, a case was filed against Durai Dayanidhi who was a director in Olympus Granite till 2010. following the massive raid on illegal granite, police registered case against Durai Dayanidhi under section 379 (theft) and 447 (trespass) of IPC besides summoning provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act as well as damages caused to public properties.

Blowing the lid off in the granite scam, former Madurai District Collector U Sagayam exposed the scam collected information and sent it to the government bringing under the scanner the whole of 175 quarries in Melur Teshil.

However keeping silence on the issue the DMK said that it was a political revenge by the ruling Jayalalithaa government and demanded a CBI probe into the scam. Durai Dayanidhi is absconding for the past few months after he was issued a non-bailable warrant in the case.

Accusing the Tamil Nadu government for slapping fake cases against Dayanidhi the DMK chief said last week that he did not know why his grandson was hiding.