The police on Sunday raided the house of Biju Radhakrishnan, accused in the “solar scam,” at Kottarakara and the house he had taken on rent with his partner and co-accused, Saritha S. Nair, at Chembumukku in Ernakulam.
The raids extended to the Tripunithura office of Saritha and the office of Team Solar on Chittoor Road in Ernakulam. Saritha is in police custody. Biju has been absconding.
“We recovered several documents from the office and the house at Chembumukku. These contain details of the couple’s agreements with various people, brochures of Team Solar and other documents. The police will now sort these papers,” Roy V., Circle Inspector, Perumbavoor, said.
In Kottarakara, the police did not, however, reveal if anything incriminating was found among the documents seized.
Biju’s mother, Rajammal who was the only person in the house, told presspersons that Biju had not come to the house for a year.
She said Saritha had cheated her after taking Rs. 1 lakh from her, promising to get the house freed from attachment on defaulting on loan repayment.
Saritha was using the office near Hill Palace junction at Tripunithura after allegedly taking money from a person to allot a Team Solar franchise.
Several documents were recovered from the Chembumukku house. From the office of Team Solar on Chittoor Road, several computers and documents were recovered.
Alappuzha Staff Reporter adds: A yoga teacher, Yogi Nirmalanandagiri, at Charamoodu in Alappuzha has come out with an allegation against Saritha and Biju that they had duped several people in the area of a total of Rs. 25 lakh.
He said they had met him in 2007 and promised to get funds for the ashram if he registered it as a trust.
Mr. Radhakrishnan had asked for Rs 1.5 lakh to meet Ministers to clear the papers for the release of funds.
He had once been taken to Thiruvananthapuram to meet the then Home Minister, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
Thrissur Special Correspondent adds:
The police are investigating a complaint received from a native of Chalakudy that he was cheated allegedly by Saritha and Biju.
A complaint lodged by Chirakulam Paul Vincent said they had collected Rs. 3,81,500 to install solar panels and biogas plants in a house near the KSRTC station at Chalakudy.