DMK leader M.K. Alagiri’s son Durai Dayanidhi has moved the Madras High Court bench here to modify the conditions of his anticipatory bail. Mr Durai was granted anticipatory bail on December 10, 2012 in the cases registered against him by the Keelavalavu police for alleged offences under Mines and Minerals Act and Explosive Substances Act in the multi-crore illegal granite quarrying scam. The High Court had asked Mr Durai to surrender his passport at the Judicial Magistrate Court, Melur and appear before the police whenever he was required for interrogation.

In his petition Mr Durai has sought the return of his passport considering the nature of his business. He owns a movie production house and has business interests abroad, making it necessary for him to make foreign trips frequently, he contended. “The petitioner has strong roots in the State and will not leave the country. He will cooperate with the legal process”, Mr Durai’s counsel John Satyan has stated in the petition. The case is expected to be heard on Monday.