ADGP recuses probe

Chief of Police (ADGP), Southern Range, Anil Kanth is also reported to have pleaded his failure to follow the investigation into former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who faces a politically explosive charge of sexual exploitation in a case of solar investment fraud. his official residence in 2013.

The high-ranking officer reportedly informed State Police Chief Loknath Behera that his public order obligations prevented him from following the case. An officer stated that Mr. Kanth would probably not have commented on the legal merits of the complaint filed by Saritha in his confidential communication to Mr. Behera.

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However, the opposition seized development to attack the government. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala called Mr. Kanth's "challenge" of the case a slap in the face of the government. He added that successive officers who had investigated the charges had found no basis for the allegations made by the complainant.

The forces of order had been forced by the government to falsely indict Mr Chandy and other people in the case.

Saritha, who was accused of dismissing dozens of investors in millions of rupees, had sent Mr. Kanth separate complaints of sexual assault against Mr. Chandy and Congressman, K.C. Venugopal.

Mr. Kanth duly forwarded the complaints to his superiors, who formed a special team reporting to the Deputy Director General of Police, Crime Branch, to investigate the charges. Chandy and Venugopal were later charged with rape. The officers stated that Mr. Kanth had limited jurisdiction in this case.

New complaints

Saritha had preferred new complaints against the two congressional leaders after the Kerala High Court overturned the solar panel's findings against Chandy in May 2018.

The Sivarajan Commission, which investigated the scam, discovered in 2017 that Kerala's top political leaders in 2013 had sought and obtained sexual favors from Saritha to promote her business. The commission's findings were based on a disjointed letter allegedly written by Saritha when police arrested her for fraud in 2012.