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Updated: June 23, 2013 02:59 IST

Police question Biju, Saritha

Staff Reporter
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The police produce Saritha S. Nair before the Judicial First Class Magistrate
Court-II in Pathanamthitta on Saturday in connection with a cheating case registered at the Konni police station.
Special Arrangement The police produce Saritha S. Nair before the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-II in Pathanamthitta on Saturday in connection with a cheating case registered at the Konni police station.

Saritha's bail plea to be taken up tomorrow

A special squad of the police led by ADGP (South Zone) A.Hemachandran questioned Biju Radhakrishnan and Saritha S.Nair, accused in the solar scam, at the Ambalappuzha police station near here on Saturday.

The ADGP declined to divulge details of the interrogation. The ADGP, who arrived here by afternoon, held talks with officers at the police station.

Saritha Nair was brought to the Ambalappuzha police station in the morning on a production warrant issued by the Pathanamthita court in connection with a cheating case in Konni. The police got her in custody till June 26 following the production warrant issued by the court to the Alappuzha sub jail.

It is learnt that she will be questioned at the Amabalappuzha police station following granting of police custody in all cheating cases across the State.

The Ambalappuzha Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Friday had remanded Saritha Nair in judicial custody till July 4 in a case registered by the Ambalappuzha police.

Her application for bail will come up for hearing at the Ambalappuzha court on Monday.

Produced in court

Staff Reporter adds from Pathanamthitta: Saritha was produced before the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-II here on Saturday in connection with a cheating case registered at the Konni police station.

The police had registered the case against Saritha on the basis of a complaint filed by Sreedharan Nair from Konni.

Saritha had cheated him of Rs.40 lakh by promising to set up a Rs.80-crore solar project at a cost of Rs.5 crore after obtaining government subsidies at his industrial unit at the Kinfra Park in Palakkad. She had introduced herself as Lekshmi Nair and said her company was supported by the State government. She had taken him to the Chief Minister’s office, apparently to convince him of her words, Mr. Nair said in his complaint.

After recording her statements, the court sent her in police custody till June 26. A police team led by B. Prasannan Nair, Dy.SP, took her to Ernakulam later.

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