Chennai: Two former collectors of Madurai district were in the dock on Saturday after Vigilance officials booked them for alleged corruption relating to the multi-crore rupees illegal granite quarrying case in that district.
N Mathivanan and C Kamaraj were booked by sleuths of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, who also conducted raids across 34 places in the state including in Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Tirichirappally, Coimbatore and Kanykumari districts.
Mathivananan, presently Director of Department of Sugar, was booked under various sections of IPC including criminal conspiracy, besides under Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) for submitting a "blatantly false report" that there was no irregularity in mining granite.
"Mathivanan knowingly submitted a blatantly false report to the authorities stating that there was no irregularity or illegal quarrying done by PRP Exports (whose proprietor P R Palanichamy is in police net)," a DVAC release here said.
This was done with "malafide intention" of favouring PRP concerns "thereby causing wrongful loss to the Government worth several crores of Rupees and wrongful gain to PRP concerns," it said.
Kamaraj, now Managing Director Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation, "knowingly and willfully suppressed" material facts in the reports given by his other subordinates about "symptoms" of illegal mining, it said.


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