The Kerala High Court on Friday gave Chief Minister Oommen Chandy a clean chit in the solar scam. This comes just a day after Mr. Chandy announced the terms of reference for a judicial probe into the matter.

The clean chit came as the court disposed of a petition by activist K. Joy, seeking that CCTV visuals from Mr. Chandy’s office be examined to check if one of the accused, Saritha Nair, was at his office, accompanied by Sreedharan Nair.

The businessman has claimed that he made an investment in the fraudulent enterprise led by Saritha Nair and her partner Biju Radhakrishnan after Mr. Chandy asked him to invest.

“Saritha Nair might have business interests, but there is nothing to prove that Chief Minister Chandy had a role in the matter, or that he did anything wrong. There is nothing to implicate him, and there is no evidence against him,” the court said, adding that there was no reason to examine the CCTV visuals.

Mr. Chandy, asked for a response to the court’s observations, said: “What can I say?”

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