In a major relief to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Kerala High Court on Friday suspended Vigilance court order to register FIR against him and Minister Arayadan Mohammed in connection with the solar scam.The High Court said that the Vigilance Court acted mechanically without knowing nature and extent of its powers.Amid violent protests, Chandy had on Friday morning moved the petition in High Court seeking to quash the FIR ordered against him by Thrissur court.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Following which, the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) members held a massive protest which turned violent as the police resorted to using teargas to disperse the crowd. Outside the Kerala Secretariat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing also agitated demanding Chandy’s ouster.Meanwhile, BJP attacked Congress’ top brass over solar scam in poll-bound Kerala, alleging Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were protecting “corrupt” Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as they lacked moral authority to act against him since they too were facing graft charges in National Herald case.Party spokesperson M J Akbar referred to reports that Chandy allegedly sent emissaries to Saritha S Nair, an accused in the case, to persuade her from speaking against him, and asserted that the chief minister to had no moral and political right to continue in his office for even a minute.Her statement that she paid bribe to Chandy “proved” his corruption, Akbar told the media.On Friday, putting up a brave face, Chandy had denied the charges levelled against him and said “he cannot be removed from the post by raising false allegations and disgracing him.”Saritha S Nair, prime accused in the solar scam, has alleged that he had telephoned her mother to influence her not to reveal facts related to the case while she was lodged in jail in 2013.


Solar scam: No FIR against Kerala CM Oommen Chandy; HC stays Vigilance Court’s order