KOCHI: Justice Sivarajan Commission probing the solar scam on Friday decided to include the Chief Minister and his office and that of former Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, under the ambit of inquiry.
The Commission, which came out with an order detailing the scope of the probe on Friday, observed that the solar scam is not mere a cheating case and therefore will look into the political dimensions behind it.
The Commission stated that inquiry would be conducted about the role of Tenny Joppan, Jikkumon Joseph, Salim Raj and Thomas Kuruvilla.
It observed that the call details available with the Commission confirms phone calls were made between Saritha and these persons. The call details also show that calls were made to her from the residence of Chief Minister.
The Commission will probe whether Saritha had received help from the ministers who talked to her over the phone. The Commission in the order said an inquiry has to be conducted against Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, who is now the Minister for Transport and Forests, to find out whether he tried to save the Chief Minister when allegations were raised against him.
The Commission said that it is mysterious that when the solar scam first came into light, police did not conduct any probe against Oommen Chandy’s personal staff other than Tenny Joppan.