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Former Kerala CM gives statement to police

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Senior leader and former minister today gave his statement before a special investigation team of the crime branch on his remark that he was blackmailed in the solar scam.

Police recorded Chandy's statement based on a complaint filed by leader K Surendran seeking a probe into Chandy's remark in this regard.

The scam had rocked the previous Congress-led headed by after reports surfaced in 2013 that some of his staff were involved in alleged cheating of several persons of crores of rupees by Saritha S Nair and her accomplice by offering solar panel solutions.

A judicial commission, which probed the matter, had submitted its report last year. It had indicted and some other leaders in connection with the scam.

The CPI-M-led headed by minister Pinarayi Vijayan, which accepted the report, had announced registering cases against and a dozen senior politicians, besides placing it in the assembly at a special one-day session.

Soon after the report was placed, at a press meet claimed that he had done no wrong, but remarked that he was subjected to 'blackmail' in the case. '

state general secretary K Surendran filed a complaint with the to probe the matter.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 19:05 IST