High Court stays FIR against Ommen Chandy
The Kerala High Court today stayed the Thrissur Vigilance Court order to register FIR against Kerala Chief Minister Ommen Chandy and State Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohamed in the Solar scam case for two months.
On Wednesday the prime accused Saritha Nair alleged that she had paid bribes worth Rs 1.90 crores and Rs 40 lakhs to Oommen Chandy and Aryadan Muhammed respectively to help her company set up solar power projects in the State.Yesterday on a petition filed by Social activist PD Joseph ,the Vigilance Court Judge ordered that Chief Minister and Electricity Minister be investigated after rejecting their arguments.
While allowing stay the High Court has criticized the actions of Vigilance Judge severely and observed that he should know what is his responsibilities and asked whether the Vigilance Court should act as Post Offices.
Reacting to the latest development, Kerala Chief Minister Ommen Chandy said that truth will prevail and allegations against him in Solar case is false and baseless.