Solar scam: Kerala govt orders vigilance probe against former CM Oommen Chandy

Updated On : 11 Oct , 2017 , 03:02 PM
Solar scam: Kerala govt orders vigilance probe against former CM Oommen Chandy
Solar scam: Kerala govt orders vigilance probe against former CM Oommen Chandy
New Delhi:

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday ordered vigilance probe against former chief minister Oommen Chandy in connection with the multi-crore solar scam.

While addressing a press conference, the chief minister said the findings of the Justice G Sivarajan Commission, who probe solar scam, submitted its report to the government. Former CM Oommen Chandy and his office were involved in solar scam, he said.

Vijayan said a criminal case will be registered and fresh inquiry will be conducted under anti-corruption law.

The report will be placed before the state assembly within six months, Vijayan told reporters here after a cabinet meeting.

Chandy directly and through four of his former office staff Jikkumon Joseph, Tenny Joppen, Salim Raj and Kuruvilla had allegedly taken bribe from Saritha S Nair, who had floated a solar company, and on that basis a case will be registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Vijayan said.

The government also decided to conduct Vigilance and SIT probe against Chandy's former office staff.   (With PTI Inputs)

First Published : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 02:47 PM

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