Solar scam: Saritha Nair claims involvement of CM's son Chandy Oommen

Kochi: Saritha Nair, one of the main accused in solar panel scam, having first dragged Chief Minister Oommen Chandy into the case, on Friday claimed his son Chandy Oommen as the one who was closely involved in it.

Saritha made the disclosure on the third day of her deposition before the Solar Judicial commission, and said she met the chief minister many times and not just three times as mentioned by Oommen Chandy before the commission.

She said there was a picture of hers that had come out at a function at Kottayam where she met the chief minister and on that day she was talking about a new company to be formed by his son Chandy Oommen and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy agreed to that.

Saritha Nair. PTI

Saritha Nair. PTI

Saritha on Thursday alleged that she gave Rs.1.90 crore in bribes to the chief minister in two installments through a person called Thomas Kuruvilla, based in Delhi.

On Friday, she added that the Oommen Chandy's son was always available on Kuruvilla's mobile phone when they discussed the solar panel business and the formation of a new company to import solar panels.

Saritha informed the commission that she would not make any revelation about the sleaze stories that were heard when the scam first surfaced involving her and top political leaders as that involved her privacy.

Saritha's deposition comes at a time when a petition filed by the chief minister and state Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed is coming up before the Kerala High Court, challenging the Thrissur Vigilance court directive to register an FIR against them for accepting bribes from her.


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Updated Date: Jan 29, 2016 14:52:43 IST

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