T. Ramachandran, Thally MLA, and his brother T. Varadarajan were produced before the Hosur Judicial Magistrate II, K. Suresh Kumar on Saturday night at around 10.05 p.m. in connection with the illegal mining of granite in quarries at Uthanapalli near Hosur.

On behalf of the police, R. Ramesh, Public Prosecutor, argued that Mr. Ramachandran and Mr. Varadarajan had mined granite illegally and thus caused heavy loss to the government exchequer.