Solar panel scam: Commission to examine Chandy

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016,19:43 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | The commission probing the solar panel scam which had rocked Kerala in 2013 will examine Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on January 25. A sitting of the Commission, which is based in Ernakulam, will be conducted in Thiruvananthapuram on January 25 during which the Chief Minister will be examined on his office’s alleged role in connection with the scam.
The decision in this regard was taken today at a sitting of the Commission here. The Commission, headed by retired High Court Judge G Sivarajan, has examined several people, including politicians from the Opposition, on whether the government suffered any financial loss due to the alleged deals.
The case relates to the duping of several persons by the two prime accused — Saritha S Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan — who had promised to instal solar power panels for them. While Saritha was granted bail after remaining behind bars for some nine months, Radhakrishnan is still in jail.
After the scam broke, the opposition had demanded the resignation of Chandy as the names of two of his personal staff had come up during the probe.