Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers MK Alagiri’s son Durai Dayanidhi, who went absconding nearly three months ago after the police issued a ‘lookout notice’ against him for his alleged role in the granite scam, made his first appearance at the Melur Judicial Magistrate Court on Friday to obtain a bail order.
Accompanied by over 100 DMK functionaries, he reached the court around 10.25 am in a white SUV.
Though Alagiri accompanied his son in a another car earlier, the Minister stopped at his MP office in Melur and sent his son to the court. As soon as Durai got out of the car at the court, Alagiri’s loyalists surrounded him and whisked him away for obtaining an anticipatory bail recently granted by the court. But, he was made to wait for over an hour, since other proceedings were underway in the court.
At 11.40 am, Durai was given the anticipatory bail order by the magistrate.
Cases Foisted: Alagiri
Later, Alagiri welcomed Durai at the MP office. Responding to a query from journalists, he said the case on his son was foisted. “If he really committed a crime, I myself would have made him surrender,” he said.