In another development in the Solar scam case in Kerala, accused Saritha Nair has now alleged that there were lapses in probe during the tenure of the previous UDF government.
Submitting a written complaint to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday, Saritha alleged that not only did the investigation team not look into her complaint of sexual harassment, but also deliberately tried to make her an accused in the case. Although she brought the sexual harassment complaint to the notice of the then government, Saritha has alleged that no investigation was carried out in that regard.
Saritha filed the complaint with the CM, just minutes before the state cabinet met.
According to reports, Pinarayi Vijayan has handed over the complaint to Director General of Police (DGP) Loknath Behera.
Meanwhile, the state cabinet decided on Thursday, that it will convene a special assembly session on November 9 to discuss the solar commission inquiry report. The government will reportedly table the inquiry report. The government's decision comes after Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala demanded a special assembly session to discuss the matter.
Previously, when former CM Oommen Chandy demanded that the government should share the inquiry report with him, the LDF government had made it clear that it will not hand over the report to any of the accused, and had promised that the report will be discussed in the assembly.
The solar scam case gained momentum recently, when the Justice Sivarajan Commission- formed in 2013- submitted its inquiry report to the government in September. Following this, CM Pinarayi Vijayan had disclosed the details of the inquiry report and declared that vigilance and criminal cases (including for sexual assault) will be filed against former CM Oommen Chandy, former minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan and several other Congress leaders. The previous investigation team also came under criticism for allegedly favouring Oommen Chandy.