KOCHI:BJP state general secretary K Surendran said that Perumbavoor DySP K Harikrishnan, who probed the Solar scam case first, received monetary rewards for hiding the secret videos recovered from the accused.
Surendran made the submission before the Justice Sivarajan Commission investigating the Solar scam case, in Kochi on Thursday.
According to Surendran, Harikirshnan’s brother Muralikirshnan told him that his brother received monetary rewards while probing the Solar scam case. Besides, the video clipping the DySP had recovered from the accused did not see the light. Surendran also raised allegations against Shaffi Mather, former adviser to the Chief Minister, and urged the Commission to examine him as part of the probe.
Surendran said that Chalakkudy-native Anto had first submitted a proposal before State Government for the solar project that envisaged installation of solar panels in houses with more than 2500 sqft of area. Later, Shaffi Mather sent the proposal to the Ministry of Renewable Energy after making changes to it. Subsequently, Team Solar, the company owned by Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan, was selected as the nodal agency for implementing the project in the State.
Surendran said that he had filed an RTI application for collecting details of the CCTV cameras installed at the residence and office of the Chief Minister. Initially, the authorities concerned had replied that no details were available. However, when the appeal was filed, they replied that details of the CCTV were with the investigation officer. He pointed out that on consulting experts it was learnt that the input from the CCTV cameras could be recovered from the hard disk of the computer. He told the Commission to examine officials of Keltron for gathering additional details with regard to the CCTV cameras.
According to the BJP leader, the police have failed to probe the source of the money used by Saritha for compounding various cases as she had just around Rs 1 lakh in her bank account when arrested. “But, she has paid back money in more than 30 cases, so far. Sreedharan Nair, one of the investors, told me that he got an offer that an MLA would repay him around `40 lakh he had invested in solar projects. However, he refused the offer as they offered him black money,” he alleged.
He also raised allegation against Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate N V Raju, who refused to record the statement of Saritha. Surendran asked the Commission to record the statement of N V Raju and officials of the Ernakulam Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court.
The Commission asked Surendran why he did not dispose all the matters that were given in the written statement submitted before the Commission. On this, Surendran said he couldn’t reveal all the matters as some of the accused sent him legal notice, on which proceedings were progressing.
He alleged that Saritha had maintained close connection with ministers and leaders in Thriuvananthapuram and New Delhi. He also stated that all evidence pertaining to his claims were available with him, which he would produce before the panel.