In a fresh twist in the Kerala Solar Scam, Thrissur Vigilance Court has asked the police to treat a petition in the solar scam case, as an FIR against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed.
Hearing the petition on Thursday, the judge said in ‘exceptional’ situations ‘exceptional’ court orders would result, and added everybody would be treated as an equal before the law - wheither it was the Chief Minister or the Prime Minister.
The court made these remarks when hearing a petition filed by social activist PD Joseph. The court ordered the MLA Ganesh Kumar, Saritha and Jiku Mon's names also be included in the case.
In the meantime, CM Oommen Chandy brushing aside the allegations said, he will resign from his post, if there is even 1 percent truth in the allegations against him.
Saritha Nair reportedly revealed more details against the Chief Minister on Thursday before the solar commission in addition to what she said on Wedenesday.
She told the solar commission that CM Oommen Chandy had promised her to give the money back after speaking with her mother and promised to solve the issues. She alleged that Benny Behnan and former MLA Thampanoor Ravi called her over phone and promised to solve the cases.
On behalf of the Chief Minister, MLA Ganesh Kumar's PA Pradeep met her in Attakulangara jail and gave all these promises, she said.
Other than the legal proceedings, protests by the Left took an ugly turn in the State Secretariat building in Thiruvanathapuram when police laticharged the protestors. There have been statewide protests in many areas of the state asking for the CM’s resignation.