BENGALURU: A Bengaluru court acquitted former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy in a solar scam-related case on Saturday. The City Civil Court acquitted Mr Chandy, who was the fifth accused in the cheating case filed by a Bengaluru businessman in connection with the scam, for lack of proof and witnesses in the case. The businessman, Kuruvilla, had approached the court seeking return of money he deposited with SCOSSA Educational Consultants Pvt Ltd for setting up a solar power project in Kerala.
The court in April quashed an earlier order directing Mr Chandy to pay a fine of Rs 1.61 crore to Kuruvilla after the Congress leader said his version was not heard. The businessman had filed a complaint alleging that SCOSSA, run by Binu Nair, and suspected solar scam perpetrator Biju Radhakrishnan convinced him to invest in solar projects in Kerala.