Saritha Nair to appeal against Kerala court verdict in cheating case

A court in Kerala had awarded 3-year imprisonment to Saritha and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on her.

Coimbatore: Solar scam accused Saritha Nair on Friday said she would move a higher court against the three year sentence awarded to her by a court in Kerala on December 16 in a cheating case.

Saritha, who arrived in Coimbatore to depose before the sixth magistrate court in another cheating case, told reporters that she would soon appeal against the verdict in a higher court.

A court at Perumbavoor in Kerala had awarded three-year imprisonment to both Saritha and co-accused Biju Radhakrishnan and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 each on them.

The first class judicial magistrate there had delivered the verdict in a case filed by one K M Sajid, who was cheated by the duo, who took Rs 40 lakh from him assuring him that a solar panel system would be established for him in Tamil Nadu and near his house in Kerala.

Police had launched a probe against Saritha and Biju based on a complaint by Sajid in February 2013, accusing them of cheating him of lakhs of rupees.

The sixth Judicial Magistrate, before whom Saritha deposed on Friday, posted the case for January 10.

The scam is being probed by a judicial commission set up by the previous Congress-led UDF government.

The scam pertains to alleged duping of several persons to the tune of crores of rupees by Saritha and Biju by offering solar panel solutions.

( Source : PTI )
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