The Kerala government has decided to hand over the cases filed in the state’s ‘solar scam’ to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Several Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy are accused in the case.
The solar panel scam involved a fraudulent solar energy company, Team Solar Energy, floated by jailed businesswoman entrepreneur Saritha Nair, which used two women to create political contacts and duped several people to the tune of crores of rupees.
The company allegedly offered to install solar power units for them and receiving advance payments for the installation.
The total amount involved in the scam is reported to be around Rs 10 crore but had generated large scale protests in the state. Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy is also accused of accepting a bribe of Rs 1.9 crore in the matter.