Durai Dayanidhi summoned for inquiry

Durai to give reasons for going underground after being booked

Published: 27th December 2012 09:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2012 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

Union Chemical Minister M K Alagiri’s son Durai Dayanidhi has been issued summons to appear before the Deputy Superintendent of Police at the district police headquarters here on Thursday for questioning in connection with the multi-crore illegal granite mining scam.

Durai, a former partner of Olympus Granites, who was on the run after police registered an FIR against him in the case, was recently granted bail by the Madras High Court. As per the conditions laid down by the court, he appeared before the Keelavalavu police station at 10.30 am on Wednesday to sign the register when the police issued the summons to him.

“The summons was handed over to him by Inspector Avudayappan, who is a member of the special investigation team probing into the scam,” a source said.

Durai will have to present himself before DSP K Thankavel on Thursday after signing the bail register at the Keelavalvu station.

According to the DSP, investigators would question Alagiri’s son on the operations-cum-revenue of Olympus Granites, his role in the partnership firm until 2010 when he had exited as partner, and why he had gone underground when the police were looking for him in connection with the case.

The charge against Olympus Granites is that the firm indulged in excess mining by operating outside its permitted area and quarrying granite from a neighbouring quarry which belonged to the State-owned Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited. Earlier Thankavel had questioned Nagarajan, managing director of Olympus Granites.


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