The arrest of Sarita S. Nair made by the Perumbavoor police on Monday could trigger many more complaints of cheating, the police believe.
The accused was arrested from a house in Edappazhanji, Thiruvananthapuram, where she was hiding and her husband Biju Radhakrishnan, also known as R.B. Nair, is still absconding. The couple was wanted in the case registered by the Perumbavoor police for allegedly duping Sajjad of Perumbavoor of Rs. 40.5 lakh.
The victim was made to part with the money after the couple promised him to set up a solar plant and a windmill farm. A similar case is pending against the couple at Town North Police for allegedly cheating another person of Rs. 1.35 crore. Police said that there were complaints against them at Thalassery, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Mallappally.
The couple duo were arrested by the Thiruvananthapuram police in 2009 on charge of cheating and they had been imprisoned for six months. After coming out on bail, they started a venture titled ‘Team Solar Renewable Energy Solutions’ at Chittoor Road here. They placed advertisements calling for investments in setting up solar and windmill farms. Police sources said that they had even made part payments to some investors to win their confidence and many who were duped refrained from lodging complaints in the hope of getting their money refunded.
The police also said that Biju Radhakrishnan, who is from Kottakkara, also had a case registered against him on a similar offence at Thampanoor. Sarita is not involved in the case, and she told the police that they had no contact with each other for the past one year. Sarita was produced in the Perumbavoor court and the police will be seeking her custody for detailed probe into the case.