DYFI protests against Chandy over solar scam

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan.28 (ANI): The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) members staged a protest here on Thursday against Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy for his alleged involvement in the solar scam.

The police had to fire tear gas shells to disperse the agitators.

Meanwhile, the Thrissur Court has directed that an FIR should be filed against Chandy in connection with this scam.

The Kerala Chief Minister had earlier on Monday appeared before the probe panel in connection with the scam.

The scam, which is being probed by a Commission headed by Justice G. Sivaraman, was constituted by the Chief Minister in 2013 following massive protests by the Left-led opposition.

Biju Radhakrishnan, the prime accused in the solar scam case, had in December last year alleged that he paid Chandy a bribe of Rs. 5.5 crore, out of which Rs. 5.1 crore was collected personally by the Chief Minister while the rest was paid to his personal staff.

The Chief Minister has so far maintained that he has done no wrong and is prepared to face any probe.

The solar scam pertains to cheating several persons amounting to crores of rupees by Saritha Nair and her accomplice Biju Radhakrishnan by offering solar panel solutions.

The case took a political turn with the arrest of one of Chandy’s close personal aides, who has alleged links with the accused. Two other employees in his personal staff are also under the scanner in connection with the scam. (ANI)

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