Friday, January 29, 2016

Saritha levels serious allegations against Chandy, son

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Saritha S Nair, one of the main accused in the solar 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.

Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed had helped to confirm the contract for the solar company. She added that the chief minister’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 also claimed there were speculations about a relationship between her and Chandy Oommen. But she was not the woman mentioned in that story, but another one who was involved in the solar company.

Saritha said that chief minster's son had made trips with the other woman to the Middle East.

She then said all the evidence of the relationship between Chandy Oomen and the other woman is in the custody of Minister for Forests Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.

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 asked the commission that since she has some urgent work, she may be allowed to leave and she would appear again on Monday.

The government's counsel objected to this, stating that she was in a hurry to go only to brief the media and put the government in trouble by airing these allegations.

But the commission allowed Saritha to return on Monday and Tuesday for her further deposition.

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