Thiruvananthapuram: With the solar scam returning to haunt senior politicians of Kerala, the road ahead looks difficult not just for the accused, but also for the law-enforcers.
Senior officers in the state have reportedly refused to involve themselves in the controversial and high-profile investigation. DGP north zone Rajesh Diwan and IG Dinendra Kashyap have reportedly requested they be recused from the investigative responsibilities in the scam, which lists Kerala's political A-listers among the accused.
Rajesh Diwan had reportedly submitted to the state administration that the investigation cannot be completed in the fag end of his service. The officer is set to retire in April.
Dinendra Kashyap has, for his part, said that he was unaware of the nuances of the controversial case as he was away on deputation with the CBI when this case unfolded in the state.
The reluctance to take up the probe was being alluded to the involvement of several senior police officers in the scam.
The case has already resulted in the transfer of several top-ranking officers in the state, including DGP Hemachandran and ADGP Padmakumar.
Despite this, the officers will have to assume the charge of the investigation if the government passes an order to the effect.
It is reported that a meeting of the SIT will happen immediately after the government orders an investigation. The new SIT will investigate into the alleged lapses in the probe of the previous SIT, state police chief Loknath Behera said.