CHICKABALLAPUR: Officials on Tuesday conducted a raid on illegal quarrying in Bagepalli taluk of Chickaballapur district and seized granite blocks worth Rs. 1 crore. On a tip off, a team raided the unit at a hillock at Surappalli village near Mittemari, and seized 24 granite blocks and a crane. Official sources said that Ramachandrappa of Bangalore and his associates were running the granite quarry on a two-acre-plot without a permit from the Department of Mines and Geology. — Special Correspondent