Another actor linked to Team Solar

One more actor is under spotlight for ties with Team Solar, the company floated by con couple Biju Radhakrishnan and Sarita S. Nair to dupe many in the State.

Travel records of Uttara Unni, actor and daughter of senior actor Urmila Unni, using air tickets issued by Team Solar to travel from Chennai to Kochi has come out.

Operators of a travel agency named Sky Fly in Ravipuram in the city had lodged a complaint with Town South Police that Sarita defaulted on a payment of Rs. 1.67 lakh for tickets issued between January 2012 and January 2013.

The details of the tickets issued showed that tickets were issued in the name of Uthara Unni to travel from Chennai to Kochi on August 16 and September 6 . Travel records also showed that Biju Radhakrishnan was issued tickets from the same agency to travel to Chennai from Kochi and back on August 16 itself.

Responding to the day’s development, Ms. Unni told reporters that Biju Radhakrishnan had promised to make her the brand ambassador of Team Solar. Ms. Unni had declared this on her Facebook account in last August and thanked “R.B. Nair and Lakshmi mam” for the opportunity.

Ms. Unni said she had attended the family get-together of the police association held at Thiruvananthpuram. Team Solar had sponsored the event and she went there as she was model for the company and was invited as a guest. Many dignitaries, including the Speaker of the Assembly, were present at the function, she said. Ms. Unni also acknowledged participating in a photo shoot for the company. Sources in the police said there was specific instruction to register the FIR on the basis of the complaint and hand over the details to the Special Investigation Team led by A. Hemachandran, ADGP, South Zone. Actor Shalu Menon was recently arrested for her role in the solar scam.

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