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Saritha levels serious charges against Chandy

KOCHI: In a new twist to the solar panel scam, prime accused Saritha S Nair on Friday levelled fresh charges against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying he had urged her to create a company involving his family members including son Chandy Oommen to do renewable energy business. Saritha, who deposed before Justice Sivarajan Commission probing the solar panel scam, said she had a discussion with the Chief Minister regarding formation of the company to carry out renewable energy business. “I was told to create a cooperative institutionKerala Renewable Energy Cooperative Society Ltdinvolving Chandy Oommen and some other family members. I was told to incorporate details about renewable energy resources in its bylaws,” she told the Commission. Solar scam pertains to cheating of several persons worth crores of rupees by Saritha and her co-accused Biju Radhakrishnan by offering solar panel solutions. They allegedly canvassed business by using highlevel names including that of Chandy. While Saritha was granted bail after remaining behind bars for nearly nine months, Biju Radhakrishnan is still in jail. (PTI)

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