Granite scam: drone falls into quarry pit near Madurai

Fire personnel searching for the drone at a granite quarry in Karuppukal village, near Madurai on Monday. Photo: S. James
The Hindu

Fire personnel searching for the drone at a granite quarry in Karuppukal village, near Madurai on Monday. Photo: S. James

A drone assessing quantum of illegally mined granite blocks at Karuppukaal fell into the quarry pit on Monday after the remote control operator lost control of it, startling officials, including U Sagayam, appointed by Madras High court to investigate illegal mining in the district.

Mr. Sagayam said he would stay till the drone was retrieved from the deep waters of the quarry pit.

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