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Kerala CM Oommen Chandy in trouble, Thrissur court orders FIR against him

The prime accused in the solar case Saritha S Nair had targeted Chandy and Power Minister Arayadan Mohammed while deposing before the Justice Sivarajan Commission in Kochi.

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Updated:January 28, 2016, 2:30 PM IST
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Kerala CM Oommen Chandy in trouble, Thrissur court orders FIR against him
The prime accused in the solar case Saritha S Nair had targeted Chandy and Power Minister Arayadan Mohammed while deposing before the Justice Sivarajan Commission in Kochi.

Thiruvananthapuram: Trouble is mounting for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the alleged solar scam case. The Thrissur Vigilance Court on Monday directed an FIR against Chandy and Power Minister Araydan Mohammed in the wake of bribery allegations made against him by a solar scam accused.

Inquiry Commissioner and Special Judge, Thrissur, S S Vassan, on a private complaint by one P D Joseph, issued the direction in this regard. The vigilance director has been asked to file the FIR and complete the probe as early as possible.

Joseph said he had based his complaint on the statements made by Saritha S Nair, prime accused in the solar scam, on Wednesday before the Justice Sivarajan commission probing the scam.

He also said he had produced a CD and newspaper clippings on Saritha's deposition before the commission as part of evidence.

The prime accused in the solar case Saritha S Nair had on Wednesday targeted Chandy and Power Minister Arayadan Mohammed while deposing before the Justice Sivarajan Commission in Kochi, probing the case, and had alleged that she had paid bribes to the tune of Rs 1.90 crore to a close aide of the Chief Minister and Rs 40 lakh to Mohammed. Both had denied the allegations.

"The new allegations are part of a political conspiracy hatched in connivance with the liquor lobby. The government had taken a bold decision to close down several liquor bars. Because they (bar owners) lost their battle in various courts -- high court and Supreme Court, they have come with new allegations to hit out at the government", he said. "The government has the exact evidence in this regard", Chandy told reporters.

The allegations made by Saritha on Thursday are part of this conspiracy, he said and criticised CPI(M) stating that as they were unable to topple the government, the Marxist party was making all out efforts to ensure that the Congress-led UDF does not come to power in the coming assembly polls.

The Marxist party had lost its face for seeking the government's resignation after another solar case accused Biju Radhakrishnan had stated that he had a CD with incriminating visuals against the Chief Minister, he said. Chandy said former Government Chief Whip P C George had also played a role in Wednesday's allegations.

Maintaining that there was no truth in the allegations, Chandy said the government had not lost even a rupee as alleged by the opposition in the scam and had not helped a company to gain even a rupee.

With PTI Inputs.

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