Solar Scam: HC gives 2 weeks time to govt to decide
Kochi: Kerala High Court on Monday gave the Kerala government two weeks time to inform its views regarding entrusting of investigation to CBI in the solar scam, which has rocked the state since the past few days.
The direction in this regard was issued by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice K Vinod Chandran on a petition by one K Sudhakaran of Kottarakara seeking CBI probe into the scam.
When the petition came up before the bench, Advocate General KP Dandapani did not express any opinion regarding the probe.
According to the petitioner, the prime accused in the case Biju Radhakrishnan, Saritha S Nair and tele actress and danseuse Shalu Menon have close contacts with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Home Minister Thiruvanchur Radkahrishn and other Ministers and high officials of the state.
So many phone calls have been traced. Now investigation is being conducted by ADGP, who is working under the Home Minster, the petitioner submitted.
It was also alleged that there is a direction from the Home minister that no investigation can be conducted against Chief Minister`s office.
The bench asked the petitioner to produce a copy of the said direction.
The scam pertains to alleged fraudulent deals running into crores of rupees indulged in by a firm run by Biju and Saritha by duping clients for solar panel installation schemes.