Solar Scam: Kerala Assembly Special Session On November 9

According to rules, once a judicial commission report is received, the government can either accept or reject it. In case it accepts the report, it has to be tabled in the assembly within six months

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Solar Scam: Kerala Assembly Special Session On November 9

The cabinet asked the Governor to call a special session, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today headed a cabinet meeting that decided to call a special one-day assembly session on November 9 to table the solar scam probe report. Cases were set to be filed against several Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the basis of the solar judicial commission report.

The cabinet asked the Governor to call a special session, Mr Vijayan said on a Facebook post.

According to rules, once a judicial commission report is received, the government can either accept or reject it. In case it accepts the report, along with the action-taken report, it has to be tabled in the assembly within six months.

On October 11, the government decided to proceed with the Justice G Sivarajan commission's report in the solar scam and allowed to file cases against Mr Chandy, his cabinet colleagues, a former union minister, legislators and other Congress leaders.

The multi-crore solar energy investment fraud, which rocked the Chandy government in 2013, was led by Saritha Nair and her partner. Ms Nair in a letter had alleged she was sexually exploited by numerous political leaders.

Mr Chandy and the UDF have been demanding a copy of the report. The chief minister, however, ruled it out and said the report would be tabled in the assembly at an appropriate time.

Mr Vijayan last week formed a new special investigation team led by Director General of Police Rajesh Diwan to investigate the cases.

The commission's report also indicted that the then solar probe panel led by now Director General of Police A Hemachandran and his team did not conduct an effective probe and instead tried to save Mr Chandy and others.

Based on these findings, Mr Vijayan ordered that the police officers should also face investigation. Mr Hemachandran has already written to Mr Vijayan that he has done no wrong, but takes full responsibility and is prepared to face the probe, but the other team members should not be proceeded against.

Mr Vijayan has now sought opinion from former Supreme Court judge Justice Arijit Pasayat.
 

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