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Dec 14, 2012 at 12:41pm IST

Granite scam: MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi surrenders in Madurai court

Chennai: Union Steel Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi on Friday 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 tomorrow until further orders before Keezhavalavur Police station near Melur, which had registerd 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 this year 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