Thiruvananthapuram: Director General of Police MN Krishnamoorthy will probe the complaint of solar panel scam accused Saritha Nair against Additional Director General of Police K Padmakumar, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Friday.
Nair on Thursday gave a complaint to Kerala police chief KS Balasubramaniam, alleging that it was Padmakumar and a few political leaders who were behind uploading her semi-nude and nude pictures on the social media, which had gone viral.
"Krishnamoorthy will conduct the preliminary probe into the complaint," said Chennithala.
Padmakumar said since the solar panel case is being heard in several courts and being a sub-judice matter, he will make no comments on this issue.
In her complaint, Nair said that when the solar panel case was registered it was Padmakumar, then inspector general of police, who was heading the probe team. Her complaint said that Padmakumar after confiscating her mobile phones and lap tops, held back one lap top and two mobiles and it was in those that these pictures were there.
The solar panel scam has been making headlines in Kerala since June 3 last year when Nair was arrested. Two weeks later, her live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan was also taken into custody for duping numerous people by promising them agencies for solar panels and windmills.
In the immediate aftermath of the case, three staffers of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office lost their jobs for being in close touch with Nair and for almost a year this scam rocked the state and Chandy's post as chief minister was under a cloud, with the Left opposition unleashing numerous protests inside and outside the assembly.
Nair is currently out on bail, and time and again she has been threatening to reveal more about the scam.