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Solar scandal: PRD director suspended

Solar scandal: PRD director suspended

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has suspended senior government officer A Feroz for his alleged connection in a financial cheating case involving Saritha S Nair and her partner Biju Radhakrishnan.

Feroz, the Information and Public Relations Secretary, was suspended on Wednesday as more evidences of his involvement in the scandal have been revealed.

Following the directions by the state Information minister K C Joseph, a probing team enquired into the allegations against Feroz and submitted the report Wednesday. According to reports, the latest action is based on the findings in the report.

Medical College police station here had registered a case in 2009 against Feroz along with Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan for cheating a person of Rs 40.2 lakh.

A report on Feroz's involvement in the case was given to the government (general administration department) in November 2010 by then City Police Commissioner.

Minister K C Joseph had Monday said that the LDF government suppressed the file containing the report on Feroz and promoted him as Additional Director PRD Electronic Media Division.

After UDF government came to power, Feroz was promoted as Director PRD without knowing his background, Joseph said.

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