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Kerala solar scam: Audio has Congress leader ‘tutoring Saritha’ ahead of her deposition

Both Nair, who deposed on Wednesday, and Ravi told TV channels that they had a phone conversation on Tuesday. Nair also said someone she knew may have recorded the conversation.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: January 28, 2016 7:24 am
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Television channels in Kerala Wednesday aired the audio of a purported conversation between Congress state general secretary Thampanoor Ravi and ‘solar scam’ accused Saritha S Nair in which Ravi can be heard tutoring her ahead of her deposition before a judicial commission.

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In the audio, Ravi, a loyalist of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, can be purportedly heard telling Nair that her statement before the commission should be in line with what Chandy had said. In his statement, Chandy had told the commission that he had met Saritha three times.

Both Nair, who deposed on Wednesday, and Ravi told TV channels that they had a phone conversation on Tuesday. Nair also said someone she knew may have recorded the conversation.

Listen to the recording

The purported conversation is as follows:

Ravi: Saritha, you should be able to answer questions very well. You should say you had not met Chandy in Delhi.
Nair: Okay.
Ravi: Two times in office and another time on a stage. You should watch what our man (the government counsel) says.
Nair: Okay, okay. My statement would be recorded tomorrow.
Ravi: Saritha, you should be careful… while answering questions.
Nair: That cross-examination by Bjiu (Radhakrishnan, co-accused)…
Ravi: Yes, that scoundrel. He would be trouble. The statement should be very safe.
Nair: Okay sir, I understand.
Ravi: When is the examination slated for tomorrow?
Nair: Tomorrow morning, sir…
Ravi: Yes, yes, read today’s (newspaper) Mathrubhumi.
Nair: Okay, I will. One website has given Chandy’s full statement.
Ravi: What are you going to say about the letter? (Nair had written a 21-page letter and handed it over to her lawyer while she was lodged in a jail in Pathanamthitta. It reportedly contained names of VIPs and a senior police officer allegedly linked to the scandal.)
Nair: The letter was stayed. (The Kerala High Court had Monday stayed an order of the commission to produce the letter before it.)
Ravi: What will you say?
Nair: That is a personal issue. It was not related to this issue.

Ravi purportedly advised Nair to consult the government counsel before appearing before the commission to record her statement. Nair purportedly said she would meet the counsel directly as the phones used by her and the advocate could be tapped.

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  1. H
    Jan 28, 2016 at 12:51 am
    You lost job in Gujarat and you Dhosabhai is angry. Take it easy.
    1. S
      Jan 28, 2016 at 6:33 am
      Scams and Congress are Synonyms!! they are born together TWINS!! where is our AAPtards (congress B team)??? Nehru started corruption, professionalised by Indira and getting perfected by this Italian Mafia Family........... India need to wake up and eliminate corruption by not supporting Congress Lallu LEFT AIADMK DMK Mamta SP/BSP .............
      1. S
        Jan 28, 2016 at 11:48 am
        hey convert! why don't you come out of your cappy brain?? Lalit Modi - its not tax payers' money - iam least bothered if anyone loots from Lalit Modi, as he looted our nation in the name of IPL! Vyapam scam - origination by Doggy in his days as CM and no investigation at that time, only when Chauhan came, he initiated the investigation; allow some air to go inside so that your cappy works
        1. I
          Jan 28, 2016 at 1:17 am
          Looks like u r more confused than anyone else
          1. A
            Jan 28, 2016 at 7:04 pm
            another Congress scam. Did people expect anything different?.
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