KOCHI: The Justice G Sivarajan Judicial Commission probing the Solar scam was critical of the request made by KPCC president V M Sudheeran to exempt him from being a witness in the case. The commission had summoned Sudheeran to give his statement on Friday. However, Sudeeran did not appear and requested the commission through his counsel to exempt him from being a witness.
Sudheeran requested that since he is not an MLA or a government representative, he has no connection with the solar scam. He even doesn’t have any evidence to submit before the commission.
But the Commission, after hearing the counsel of Sudheeran, dismissed his request. According to Justice G Sivarajan, Sudheeran being the state head of a party that is ruling Kerala was asked to appear before the commission to give his opinion about a controversial scam.
The public consider Sudheeran as a clean political leader. But this stand of Sudheeran is an unexpected one. Sudheeran taking a stand that he has seen nothing and has nothing to say is an unexpected one.
The Commission observed that since Sudheeran is a frontline politician in the state, it would give him further time to give his statement. The Commission also directed him to appear at the sitting to be held on June 4.
If he doesn’t appear, the commission will note in its report that state president of the Congress has nothing to say about a scam in which allegations were raised against the office of Chief Minister.
Later, the commission heard the deposition of Santhosh, the car driver of accused Biju Radhakrishnan.
He deposed that he went to the Secretariat once and his car was permitted to enter the compound without any security check.