Solar scam: More trouble for Chandy as Nair to submit digital evidence

Coimbatore: Saritha Nair, the prime accused in the solar scam, on Wednesday said that she would submit evidence before the judicial commission which would prove Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s involvement in the matter.

“I am going to submit some digital evidence, which will prove the interest of Oommen Chandy in our team solar and team solar cases. His involvement will also be revealed. I am going to submit this evidence in a sealed cover,” Nair told ANI.

She, however, refused to divulge the details of the evidence against Chandy.

“I cannot reveal what kind of evidences I am submitting before the Judicial Commission. There are some documentary and some digital evidences,” she said.

Nair maintained her earlier stand that she had paid a bribe of Rs. 1.9 crore to Chandy in connection with a policy on renewable energy.

“We bribed money to him regarding renewal (renewable) energy policy formation but nothing happened. So, we asked him to refund our money. He agreed to pay back but till date nothing has happened,” she said.

Meanwhile, high decibel protests and demands from the Opposition for Chandy’s resignation over his alleged involvement in the scam are growing by the day.

The scam relates to the duping of several persons by the two prime accused – S. Saritha Nair and Radhakrishnan — who had promised to install solar power panels for them.

Deposing before Justice Sivarajan Commission, which is probing the solar scam, Nair had accused Chandy and his Cabinet colleague Arayadan Mohammed of accepting a bribe of Rs 1.9 crore.

The Chief Minister spent nearly 11 hours on January 27 being questioned by the inquiry panel. He has refused to take a lie-detector test as suggested by Nair’s lawyer.

The case took a political turn with the arrest of one of Chandy’s close personal aides, who has alleged links with the accused. Two other employees in his personal staff are also under the scanner in connection with the scam. (ANI)