Have nothing to fear, will deal with it legally, says Chandy on probe against him

Thrissur: Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said he had nothing to fear in the criminal and vigilance probe ordered against him in what is known as the Rs 7 million Solar Scam case.  

Reacting to the LDF government’s decision to initiate a probe against him  and several others, Chandy said it would be dealt with legally and not the way the CPI-M did it when cases were registered against them.

"When we decided to appoint this Commission, a public interest litigation came up in the High Court to do away with it. But I filed an affidavit saying it should not be cancelled as the truth should come out.

"I have nothing to fear as I am guided by my conscience. I know I have done no wrong. If they feel they can finish me off through this case, they are thoroughly mistaken because I will bounce back even stronger.

"This is going to backfire on them very badly," Chandy told reporters in Thrissur.

The allegations regarding the multi-crore solar energy investment fraud that rocked the Chandy government in 2013 were led by Saritha Nair and her live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan. Nair had alleged she was sexually exploited by several political leaders.