DMK’s chief’s grandson, Durai Dayanidhi was granted an anticipatory bail in an alleged illegal granite quarrying scam. A non bailable warrant was issued as Durai was in hiding after the court issued orders. Dayanidhi was directed to surrender his passport and also to appear daily before the Melur Police Station, where the case is registered against him, until further orders by Jusitce C T Selvam of the Madurai bench.
Under various sections of the Mines and Minerals Act and Tamil Nadu Public Property Damage Act among others, Dayanidhi and his partner Nagarajan of the Olympus Granites Private Ltd were charged of causing revenue loss of Rs.44 crore through illegal granite mining in Madurai’s Melur block, which became one of the biggest multi-million dollar mineral scam in history of India. In past also, many party leaders and their offspring’s have been involved in such high profile scam.