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Durai Dayanidhi


Durai Dayanidhi is the son of Union Steel Minister MK Alagiri.

Professional Career

Durai Dayanidhi is a businessman and is the director in Olympus Granite till 2010.

Illegal Granite Quarrying scam

Durai Dayanidhi is alleged to be involved in a multi-crore illegal granite quarrying scam. The alleged scam came into light in August 2012. He has been on the run since then. The Tamil Nadu police has issued a lookout notice against Durai Dayanidhi on August 31, 2012. The police further asked the immigration department to stop Dayanidhi from leaving the country.

The police filed 17 FIRs against eight companies in the scam and 60 people have been named in the FIRs.

Durai Dayanidhi filed a petition for an anticipatory bail at the Madras High Court, which was granted to him in December 2012. Three days after he was given the anticipatory bail, Durai surrendered at a Madurai court on 14 December 2012.

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