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Threats to life has increased after ‘exposing’ Kerala CM: Saritha Nair

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Solar scam accused Saritha Nair on Wednesday alleged that threats to her life has increased after she “exposed” Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and a few others before an inquiry panel last week.

She was here to appear before the Judicial Magistrate – VI, in the Coimbatore Court complex, in connection with a windmill scam in which and she and her accomplices have been accused of swindling several lakh rupees from two firms in 2008.

Ms. Saritha denied instigations by vested elements against the present Kerala Government. She claimed that over the years she soft pedalled as for as Mr. Chandy was concerned as she was promised by the mediators that the money she gave will be returned.

“But despite knowing how much I have suffered they have not returned it. So I exposed politicians involved in the scam, including the Chief Minister,” she claimed.

More scams

She added that she will expose more about the scam and persons involved in it, but only if she was provided more security.

She said that she will be producing a few more names in a sealed cover along with digital copies of conversation recordings of her interaction with persons including politicians pertaining to the scam.

Saritha, however, said that the claims made by her accomplice in the scam, Biju Radhakrishnan, that he had evidence of a relationship between her and the Chief Minister of Kerala was not true and added that his (Oomen Chandy) behaviour and decency in interacting with women cannot be questioned. When asked about the attention and criticisms the Kerala Government had attracted after she named the Chief Minister in the scam, she said that she was not looking into the political angles behind it.

Refuses to give

Handwriting Sample

On Wednesday, her counsel K. Damodharan gave a reply to the petition filed by the police in December, last year, asking her handwriting and signature samples. “It is for comparing with the letter which the police claim that she wrote to them when she was under judicial custody in 2009 in the alleged windmills scam.” her counsel said.

It is learnt that, in the reported letter to the district crime branch wherein she had purportedly assured to return the Rs. 3.51 lakh she had obtained from the victim.



On Wednesday she denied that she wrote such a letter and also refused to give her handwriting and signature samples. Judicial Magistrate – VI posted the case for February 17.



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