Govt to seek legal advice on Solar Commission report

 The Left Government has decided to seek legal advice on the report by the Judicial Commission probing the controversial Solar Scam involving former Chief Minister Oomme

Published: 05th October 2017 01:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2017 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Left Government has decided to seek legal advice on the report by the Judicial Commission probing the controversial Solar Scam involving former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to seek legal opinion from the Advocate General and Director General of Prosecution on the report by the Justice Sivarajan-led commission.  At the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed about the receipt of the commission report, spanning more than 1,073 pages running into four volumes. The Cabinet will consider the report along with the legal opinion and decide on the future course of action. 

Sources said the report has already been handed over to the Advocate General for legal advice. The government may even go for further probe into certain findings in the report. The commission submitted its report before Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on September 26. The report had pointed at lapses from the part of the former Chief Minister’s office in the scam. However, Chandy had refuted the charges against him and his office and maintained he had no wrongdoing. 

The Solar Scam pertains to a multi-crore fraud where allegations were raised against Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan for duping people by offering solar panels. There were allegations Chandy’s office was also involved in the fraud. Following this, the UDF Government appointed the commission. 

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