The Kerala High Court on Tuesday heavily came down on the solar scam enquiry commission for taking murder accused Biju Radhakrishnan outside the state for evidence collection without following the procedures. The single bench comprising Justice Kemal Pasha criticized the commission while considering a petition filed by a person who had lost money in the solar scam.
The court said that the commission should take permission from the sessions court before going for evidence collection. Lambasting it further, the court said that no rules were followed by the commission before taking the accused out of the state and that the action cannot be justified. The bench also warned the commission not to repeat it.
The prime accused in the solar scam, Biju Radhakrishnan, had earlier claimed that if he was given 10 hours, he could furnish visual evidence proving that the Kerala CM had allegedly received sexual favours from co-accused Saritha S Nair.
On December 10, he was taken to Coimbatore to get the CDs he had said were in his possession.
The claim later fell flat at the end of a wild inter-state goose chase.
Last week, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala had expressed the same opinion. The Minister had asked "If Biju had escaped, who would have borne the blame?"