KOCHI: Kerala high court has stayed the Thrissur Vigilance court order, directing the Vigilance to file FIRs against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Minister Aryadan Muhammed and start investigation on a petition filed based on solar scam accused Saritha S Nair’s allegation that both had taken bribes from her to the tune of crores of rupees. Reports say the stay will remain for two months.
More importantly, the High court judge criticised the Thrissur Vigilance court judge in severe terms for “overstepping his limits of power”.
“If he doesn’t know the limits of his power, he should learn about that. How can courts delver justice with such kind of judges. He made the Vigilance court a post office of people with vested interests. Even without making a preliminary investigation, the Vigilance court judge had passed the order for filing an FIR in a hurry” criticised the court, who asked the courts not to pass such orders based on mere revelations.