Haritha Finance scam: 2nd accused Shalini claims she was unaware of fraud
Nedumkandam: In connection with the financial fraud case in which Rajkumar was named first accused, the second accused Shalini stated that she is not involved in the swindling. She also told media that she was not aware of the money swindling in her name and that it was Rajkumar who made her the MD of the company.
‘I was not paid any salary. Rajkumar used the money received from Haritha Finance for starting a finance firm and to pay the salary of the staff. When asked how to return the money of investors, Rajkumar said that he had sold his property at Kuttikkanam for Rs 4.6 crore and the amount is entrusted with a lawyer named Nasser. Rajkumar had no bank investments,’ Shalini said.
It was Rajkumar who handled everything related to the company. So, when Shalini collected money from 63 investors, she gave it to Rajkumar. However, this amount was only about 15 lakhs, Shalini revealed. She did not get salary regularly.
When she asked Rajkumar about payment, he said it is Nasser who pays the salary. Shalini met Rajkumar on March 4 for the first time. She first approached Rajkumar to borrow loan. The finance company is in the name of Shalini’s elder daughter Haritha.