HC Bench stays execution of arrest warrant against Alagiri's son
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (HC) today extended the stay on the execution of Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against Union Minister M K Alagiri's son Durai alias Dhayanidhi Alagiri, till November 21 in connection with the multi-crore illegal granite quarrying scam.
A division bench passed the order on a plea from the counsels of Durai, who appealed to the bench to nullify the arrest warrant (NBW) as it was issued when an anticipatory bail petition was pending in the HC. The Judges ordered the police not to arrest Durai till November 21 and posted the next hearing of the case on the same day.
The NBW was issued by the Judicial Magistrate Court at Melur on October 15, based on a petition from the police who stated that Durai as well as seven others accused in the granite scam were evading arrest.
The illegal granite quarrying costing Rs 16,000 crore losses to the State exchequer was unearthed by former Madurai district collector U Sagayam, after which the government ordered a crackdown against mining companies involved in the scam.