CBI questions AP Abdullakutty in sexual harassment case related to solar scam

Central Hajj Committee chairman AP Abdullakutty / Photo: Latheesh Poovathur

Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Bureau of Investigation officials questioned BJP national vice-president and former Kannur MLA AP Abdullakutty in the sexual harassment case related to the Solar scam during the previous UDF government in Kerala.

This is the first time he is being questioned by the CBI on the case in which he is an accused.

Earlier, the central agency had questioned Congress MP Hibi Eden. However, it informed the court that there was no evidence against him. The case was handed over to the CBI on the request of the survivor after Kerala police said it could not find any evidence to support the allegations.

Former chief minister Oommen Chandy, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal, MP Adoor Prakash and MLA AP Anil Kumar are also accused of sexually harassing the complainant for business favours during the Oomen Chandy government. Abdullakutty was a Congress MLA during this period.

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