Solar scam accused Saritha Nair remanded for 5 days

Saritha Nair

Kozhikode: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court here has remanded the solar scam case accused Saritha Nair for five days. Kasaba police arrested Saritha from Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. Saritha was arrested for failing to appear before the court despite warrants being issued to her over a cheque bounce case.

In March, Saritha’s advocate informed the court that she failed to appear before the court as she was undergoing chemotherapy. But the prosecution countered the argument claiming that Saritha’s lawyer didn’t produce any documents related to chemotherapy.

Saritha took medical care by using a medicine that is used for chemotherapy. The documents didn’t prove this treatment was chemotherapy, argued the prosecution. Following this, the CJM court cancelled Saritha’s bail and issued an arrest warrant against her.

Warrant exists against Saritha at courts in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kozhikode. Meanwhile, Kozhikode judicial first class magistrate court issued three warrants. Saritha will be produced before the court on Thursday itself.

As per the case, Saritha had swindled huge amount of money from different people offering to install solar panels. The case was registered at Kozhikode Kasaba police station.

A complainant named Abdul Majeed alleged that Saritha swindled over Rs 42 lakh from him. The court was about to pronounce the verdict on the case last month. But Saritha didn’t appear before the court.

Police had faced severe criticism over delaying Saritha’s arrest even after courts issued multiple warrants against her and she was named accused in the job fraud case.

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