Solar scam: CD hunt futile, accused ‘will try to get copy’

Seeking 10 hours to prove his claim, Radhakrishnan told the panel in Kochi that the CD was kept outside Kerala.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvanthapuram | Published:December 11, 2015 4:55 am
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Solar Panel scam accused Biju Radhakrishnan on Thursday sought from the commission probing the issue 10 hours to produce the CD that he claimed contained evidence to prove that Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five others had sexual links with his co-accused Saritha S Nair.

Following last week’s allegation against Chandy and his colleagues, the judicial commission of retired justice G Sivarajan had asked Radhakrishan to furnish the CD containing the evidence on December 10. However, on Thursday he failed to produce the CD to substantiate his allegations.

Seeking 10 hours to prove his claim, Radhakrishnan told the panel in Kochi that the CD was kept outside Kerala. He said he could not collect the CD, as he was undergoing life imprisonment after being convicted in a case pertaining to the murder of his wife.

After hearing all stakeholders in the issue, the commission allowed Radhakrishan to recover the CD and asked him to go along with lawyer Hari Kumar and a police team.

By evening, the team started the journey along with Radhakrishnan to Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu with media crews chasing them. By 9.30 pm, they reached the house of a couple named Chandran and Selvi in Coimbatore. The couple told the commission representatives that they knew Radhakrishnan, who claimed that the CD was with them. However, neither Radhakrishnan nor the team could recover the CD from that house.

Later, Radhakrishnan told the media that the CD may have been taken by someone. “I had no contact with the family for the past two years. Hence, I could not blame them for the missing CD. However, I would try to furnish another copy of the CD,” he said.

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