HC expunges Solar Commission's findings against Oommen Chandy

The Kerala High Court expunged the Solar Commission's findings against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy based on a letter allegedly written by Saritha S. Nair, one of the accused in the Solar cases, levelling sexual allegation against him.

The Court passed the order while partly allowing a writ petition filed by Oommen Chandy seeking to quash the commission findings against him.

However, the court dismissed the petition filed by former Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishn against the Commission’s findings against him.

Chandy contended in his petition that the Commission had erroneously relied on a 25-page letter allegedly written by Saritha from the jail and made it a part of the report without examining its authenticity and genuineness, thereby indicting him and other former ministers, MLAs and certain police officers in the serious allegation of rape and molestation.

The Commission’s observations had caused “serious injuries on his reputation and violated his right to privacy.”

(Agencies)