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

The Report Will Be Placed Before The State Assembly Within Six Months, Vijayan Told Reporters Here After A Cabinet Meeting.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 11 Oct 2017, 03:02:18 PM
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)

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First Published : 11 Oct 2017, 02:51:49 PM

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