Monday, February 22, 2016

Saritha absent again; Solar commission gives two days’ time

KOCHI: Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair didn’t appear before the Solar Commission today also. She had given a letter yesterday stating that she would not be present for witness’ examination on Monday. At the same time, she expressed her readiness to attend the sitting on any day after February 23. But Justice Sivarajan Commission ordered her to be present on February 24 itself. “In case she fails to appear on that day, legal procedures will be initiated against Saritha,” the Commission warned.

In the application, Saritha had mentioned that she would not be appearing for the trial as her doctor had advised her a week’s sound rest.  

Saritha who appeared before the Commission on February 18 skipped the cross examination citing throat pain. Granting her excuse, the Commission also harshly criticised Saritha’s allegedly deliberate attempt to prolong the trial.

Meanwhile, former Thrissur Range IG T J Jose will be examined by the Commission today. Former Jail DGP Alexamnder Jacob had deposed before the Commission that Jose had destroyed Saritha’s phone calls. The Commission’s decision to examine Jose came after this.

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