The Madras High Court on Monday quashed a non-bailable arrest warrant against Union Minister M.K. Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi and granted him anticipatory bail in connection with the multi-crore granite scam.
Justice C.T. Selvam of the Madurai bench of the court directed Dayanithi to surrender his passport and also to appear daily at the Melur police station in Madurai district, where the case is registered against him, until further orders.
On August 7, cases were registered against 10 persons, including Durai Dayanidhi, charging companies owned by them with mining sand and granite without permission.
The action came close on the heels of a detailed survey of 175 granite quarrying sites by the district administration on a report by former District Collector U Sagayam, estimating loss to the state exchequer by illegal quarrying at Rs16,338 crore. (ANI)