In a major twist to the solar scam case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Wednesday submitted before the Kerala High Court that it questioned Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in connection with the complaint lodged by Konni-based businessman Sreedharan Nair with the Konni police station.
Advocate-General K P Dandapani made the submission on a petition filed by Joy Kaitharath of Thrissur seeking a directive to seize the computer hard discs and servers of the CCTV cameras installed at the Secretariat and Chief Minister’s office to prove Nair’s meeting with Chandy along with prime accused Saritha S Nair.
Though Dandapani tried his best not to name the Chief Minister, he had to later reveal it at the court’s insistence. In a bid to save Chandy, the Advocate-General said “the person responsible for the meeting was questioned”. However, with the court repeatedly asking to specify the name of the person, he replied it was the CM. Pointing out that Nair never raised allegation against Chandy, the court asked why then a statement was taken from the CM. Counsel for the petitioner Ranjith Thampan submitted that such observation on Chandy was unwarranted as the probe was in progress.