The petition of Chandy and state Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed came up before Justice P Ubaid, who put the lower court order on hold for two months.

The second accused in the solar scam case, Saritha Nair levelled bribery allegations against the Chief Minister on Wednesday. She  stated before the inquiry commission that she gave Rs 1.90 crore to a person called Thomas Kuruvilla that was meant for Chandy.

She had also alleged that Mohammed was given Rs 40 lakh.

It was based on this that activist PD Joseph approached the Thrissur Vigilance Court on Wednesday and the judge ordered an FIR to be registered against Chandy and his cabinet colleague.

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