Solar Panel Scam Prime Accused Saritha Nair Appears Before Probe Panel

Solar Panel Scam Prime Accused Saritha Nair Appears Before Probe Panel

Solar scam accused Saritha Nair appeared before the commission at 11 am and the proceedings lasted till evening. (File photo)

Kochi: Facing non-bailabe arrest warrant, prime accused in Kerala's solar panel scam Saritha S Nair today appeared before the judicial commission probing the scandal and was cross-examined by counsel of former chief minister Oommen Chandy and other Congress leaders against whom she had levelled serious allegations.
   
The cross-examination proceedings were conducted in-camera before the Justice G Sivarajan Commission.
   
She appeared before the commission at 11 am and the proceedings lasted till evening, commission sources said.
   
Ms Nair's appearance before the commission came days after the commission ordered issue of non-bailable arrest warrant against her for continuously failing to appear before it.
   
The panel had on June 23 ordered issue of the NBW while rejecting an application by her seeking exemption from personal appearance on medical grounds and directed the state police chief to ensure her presence today.
   
She later moved an application through her counsel informing that she would appear today.
   
The solar panel scam pertains to alleged duping of several persons to the tune of crores of rupees by Ms Nair and her accomplice Biju Radhakrishnan by offering solar panel solutions.