KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Monday asked the State Government to submit a report on the status of the cases registered in connection with the ‘solar’ scam, in 14 days.
A Division Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice A M Shaffique issued the directive while considering a petition filed by Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan, seeking a CBI probe into the solar scam. When the petition came up for hearing, the Advocate General explained the steps taken by the government with regard to the scam.
“Of the 30-plus cases registered in connection with the solar scam, chargesheets have been filed in many cases. Investigation is progressing in certain other cases, while some of the cases have been settled out of the court. Also, the State Government has constituted a judicial commission to probe the scam,” the AG submitted.
Following the submission by the Advocate General, the court asked the government to submit a statement, including the action taken in connection with the probe, in 14 days.