Just as 2014 began when Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy saw the withering away of the Left-sponsored protest against what is known as the Solar scam, the year is coming to a close with a morale-boosting victory over his state party president VM Sudheeran when the liquor policy was tweaked.
The Administrative committee of Kerala High Court today recommended disciplinary action against N V Raju, Judicial First Class Magistrate, alleging misconduct in the recording of statement of solar scam accused Sarita S Nair.
Saritha Nair, the main accused in what has come to be called the solar panel scam in Kerala, has denied reports that a video exists in which she is featured in "compromising positions" with three state ministers and other top officials.
Adding a new dimension to the solar scam, Kerala Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan today accused Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of shielding three prominent persons, including his cabinet colleague and a union minister from the state, over their alleged relationship with scam accused Saritha Nair.
Kerala Revenue Secretary on Friday in a sealed cover submitted a report in the Kerala high court regarding the land grabbing cases filed against Salim Raj, former gunman of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
A statement was taken from Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy by the Special Investigation Team of state police probing what has come to be termed the "solar scam", the state`s advocate general told the Kerala high court Wednesday.
Four CPI(M) MPs have demanded a thorough probe into the solar scam in Kerala, saying the findings would be a pointer towards "large-scale corruption" at the national level, akin to the 2G or the coal scams.