Mining scam: Police summon Alagiri's son
Durai Dayanidhi is accused in the granite scam case and had on December 14 surrendered at a Madurai court.
Madurai: Madurai police on Wednesday issued summons to Union Steel Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi once again in connection with the multi-crore granite mining scam. Durai Dayanidhi had on December 14 surrendered at a Madurai court four days after being granted anticipatory bail in the granite scam case by the Madras High Court.
Accompanied by a battery of advocates and DMK workers, he paid a personal security of Rs 10,000, while two persons stood as personal surety, at the court of Judicial Magistrate Jaykumar.
The court directed him to appear daily from December 15 until further orders before Keezhavalavur Police station near Melur, which had registered cases against him under various IPC sections, including 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 447 (criminal trespass) and 420 (cheating), for allegedly quarrying illegally on government land.
Durai has been on the run since August 2012 after his involvement in the multi-crore illegal granite quarrying scam came to light. Tamil Nadu Police had issues a lookout notice against Dayanidhi on August 31, 2012. Police had also asked the immigration department to stop Dayanidhi, who was a director in Olympus Granite till 2010, from leaving the country. A total of 17 FIRs have been filed against eight companies, including Olympus, in connection with the scam. As many as 60 people have been named in the FIRs.
With additional information from PTI