Appeal to quash anticipatory bail against Durai filed in SC

Published: 19th December 2012 09:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2012 09:50 AM   |  A+A-

The State government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking to quash the anticipatory bail granted by the Madurai bench of Madras High Court to three persons, including Durai Dayanidhi, son of Union Minister for Chemicals M K Alagiri.

Yogesh Kannan, the standing counsel for Tamil Nadu, filed three petitions in the apex court on Monday against Durai Dayanidhi, former partner of Olympus Granites Pvt Ltd., Rafiq Raja, shareholder of Madura Granites and P K Selvaraj, partner of Sindhu Granites.

The petitions pointed out that though they had been booked in a multi-crore granite scam, the high court had not taken into consideration the necessity for their custodial interrogation.

They also did not cooperate with the police investigations into the scam, though a magisterial court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against them.

Durai Dayanidhi remained absconding for over three months and the police had to issue a lookout notice, the appeal said.

The petition is expected to come for hearing only after the Christmas and New Year holidays, in the first week of January.

The Madras High Court had granted anticipatory bail to the trio on December 11.


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