Airports alerted for Dayanidhi Alagiri

By H Sheik Mydheen – MADURAI

30th August 2012 09:02 AM

As part of the crackdown on the mining mafia in Madurai district, Police have issued a look out notice against 12 persons, including Union Minister M K Alagiri’s son Dayanidhi.

Dayanidhi Alagiri was with Olympus Granite till 2010. Bank accounts and passports of those accused in the illegal quarrying cases have also been frozen.

With the help of the Immigration Department, an alert has been sounded at airports and ports across the country to prevent their escape. “It is an official alert either to prevent them from leaving the country or to secure them at the airport if they visit India,” said a senior police officer.

The 12 persons included PRP Exports shareholders P Sureshkumar, P Senthilkumar and Maharajan, Durai Dayanidhi and Nagarajan of Olympus Granite, Sindu Granite owner PK Selvaraj, Gopalakrishnan of GG Granite, Veeramani of Coromandel Granite, PS Granite owner Periyasamy and four others. The main accounts of these granite majors with branches of State Bank of India and Indian Bank in Madurai have also been frozen. Officials have been collecting details of all transactions made by these firms. “We have collected the audit reports of the granite firms from their personal auditors. We have to peruse the records,” an official said. Details pertaining to granite exported by these companies were also being gathered from the Customs Department. A senior police officer said that the second status report on illegal quarrying in the region will be submitted before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on August 31.  Meanwhile, police issued summons to 10 officials, some of them retired, of the Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited (TAMIN) in connection with the illegal quarrying cases. In a related development, police inspected the explosives storage facilities of PRP Exports at Erumaippatti. A bomb detection squad was led by SI Chandramohan, inspected the explosives.

The records pertaining to the explosives in the facility were properly maintained, officials said.


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