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Solar panel scam: Saritha Nair accuses Congress leaders of indecent behaviour

nair1 Solar panel scam accused Saritha S Nair was released from jail on February 21, 2014 after she got bail in all 46 cases. (Express Archive).
Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Posted: March 3, 2014 3:26 pm | Updated: March 3, 2014 3:58 pm

Saritha S Nair, the prime accused in the solar panel scam, on Monday said several Congress leaders had indecently behaved with her.

Nair was released on bail last week in nearly three dozen cases that are pending against her.

“I want to reveal many things. Many leaders would lose their sleep in the coming days. I want to take revenge on those who had cheated me. I have evidence beyond the details of telephone calls,” she told the media.

Nair said Congress legislator A.P Abdullakutty had repeatedly pestered her by making late-night phone calls.

“One day he invited me to Mascot Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram, but I did not go. On the day I was arrested, Abdullakutty messaged me pleading not to reveal his name,” said Nair.

She said the young Congress legislator had called her to install solar power solution in his constituency in Kannur.

“After I gave my telephone number, he repeatedly made indecent calls even late night. As a lady, I cant say what Abdullakutty spoke to me,” said Nair.

Nair also charged the Congress leaders from Kerala of gender discrimination.

“In Kerala, women cannot run business. If I give my phone number to a leader, that night I would not get any sleep due to their repeated calls. They want me to meet their many demands. Even if such demands are met, the support for business would not come. This is what I experienced from leaders from north to south of Kerala,” said Nair.

Nair promised to reveal more details in the next few days.

“Let the leaders understand the stress and pain, which I had gone through in recent months. I will reveal further details against more leaders in the coming days. There are many things that I cannot disclose due to the subject’s nature. I had lost sleep for many months. Let these leaders lose their sleep,” said Nair.

The solar scam had rocked Kerala for several months last year after Nair’s arrest. She, along with co-accused Biju Radhakrishnan, had cheated many investors by promising to make them promoters of wind mill farms and install solar power solutions.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s three personal aides had lost their jobs over their close links with Nair.

Her phone call details showed that several Congress leaders, ministers in Centre and Kerala, were constantly in touch with Nair. It was learnt that the ministers had made calls to Nair at odd hours.

Refuting Nair’s allegations, Abdullakutty on Monday told the media that it was a bid to spoil his political career. But, he refused to speak further on the charges.

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