The judicial commission probing into the solar scam on Friday rejected the demand of prime accused, Biju Radhakrishan, that he be given further time to furnish evidence to substantiate the allegation against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other Congress leaders.
The commission had allowed Radhakrishnan to fetch the CD containing evidence for the alleged sexual links Chandy and other Congress leaders had with Saritha S Nair, a co-accused in the scam. Accordingly, Radhakrishnan on Thursday went to Coimbatore, accompanied by the commission nominees and police, but returned empty handed.
While being produced before the commission on Friday, Radhakrishnan claimed that he had given the CD to his relative Selvi in Coimbatore two years back with a rider that it should be kept safe. He said the CD might have been taken away from Selvi by “power centres”. He reiterated that he would furnish the evidence as the stated CD has copies stashed elsewhere.
However, the commission refused to entertain the demand. It said Radhakrishnan would not be allowed anymore to go in search of the CD. (Radhakrishnan is currently serving his jail term after he was convicted for the murder of his wife).
The commission also rejected his plea to cross examine Saritha S Nair when she would appear before the commission next week.