Solar scam accused Sarita Nair was denied bail by the Ernakulam District Additional Sessions Court here on Thursday. She was arrested in connection with cheating a Perumbavoor resident of Rs.40.5 lakh.
Sarita’s counsel had argued that she had taken money from Sajjad, the victim from Perumbavoor, on the orders of Biju Radhakrishnan, her partner and accused in the case. The court noted that Ms. Nair had been charged in 13 cases in the State, all of them related to cheating people of large sums of money. Sarita and Biju allegedly claimed they had contacts with the Chief Minister and high-ranking government officials to secure deals. Sessions Judge P. Ubaid noted that it would be “unsafe and inappropriate” to release Sarita on bail as she could possibly destroy evidence, influence witnesses, or commit fraud if she were released.