As part of their ongoing probe into the multi-crore granite scam, Vigilance officials on Saturday booked two IAS officials, both former District Collectors of Madurai, for their alleged role in the scam.
Vigilance and Anti-Corruption officials also conducted raids at 34 places, including in Chennai and Salem, as part of the probe, A Vigilance release in Chennai said.
Former District Collectors of Madurai M Mathivanan and C Kamaraj were booked under different sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act, the release said, charging them with "wilfully suppressing facts" regarding the irregularities.
Former Madurai Collector U Sahayam in a report to the government had pegged the alleged losses incurred from illegal granite quarrying to the tune of around Rs. 16,000 crore.
Granite magnate PR Palanisamy and scores of government officials have been booked in connection with the alleged scam.
Gujarat CM's aide Amit Shah as general secretary has been appointed in-charge of Uttar Pradesh for 2014 elections.
Karunanidhi's outburst comes at a time when sibling rivalry between Stalin and former Union minister MK Alagiri has taken centre-stage in the party.
Congress leader and former Union minister EVKS Elangovan on Sunday said there was a possibility of his party heading a new alliance sans the two major Dravidian parties - DMK and AIADMK - for the next Lok Sabha elections.
Two cabinet ministers in Andhra Pradesh charged in the YS Jaganmohan Reddy's disproportionate assets case are likely to resign following orders from the Congress central leadership.
West Bengal Agriculture Minister Malay Ghatak received a letter threatening to kill him and his family unless he resigned from the Cabinet and quit Trinamool Congress.
Opposition parties in WB demanded deployment of central paramilitary forces in an all-party meeting to ensure proper, free and fair panchayat elections.
DMK leader MK Stalin on Friday surrendered his illegally-imported Hummer to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai.