Kerala government directs Vigilance investigation against ex chief minister Oommen Chandy in solar scam case

The Kerala government today decided to start a criminal and vigilance investigation against ex chief minister Oomen Chandy and others in the Rs 7 million solar scam cases.

Chandy’s cabinet members Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Aryadan Mohammed and ex congress leaders Thampanoor Ravi and Benny Behanan would also be investigated in the irregularity that came to light in 2013.

The decision was declared by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan following the weekly cabinet meeting based on the suggestions of the solar scam commission report given by Judge (retd) G Sivarajan last month.

The state government also decided to lodge a criminal case against all those persons mentioned in a letter written by Saritha Nair in which she had alleged sexual exploitation.

Saritha Nair was key accused in the case wherein a fraud solar energy firm, Team Solar, in the state, used two women to form political contact with connections even to the CMO, deceived many powerful people of Rs 70 million, by offering to make them business partners, or by offering to install solar power units for them, getting advance payments for the same.

The report submitted by the retired Judge also suggested lodging of case against the top cops who investigated the case during that time.

A fresh special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Director General of Police (DGP) Rajesh Diwan has been formed to probe the scam.



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