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MLA Paid Saritha for Not Revealing Him: Driver

Published: 21st August 2015 03:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2015 03:33 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Solar scam-accused Saritha S Nair’s former driver Sasi on Thursday deposed before G Sivarajan Judicial Commission that Saritha took money from an MLA for not revealing his name before the Commission.

According to Sasi, he suspected the money assigned for Saritha was sent through a person by MLA A P Abdullakutty.

Once travelling to Thiruvananthapuram with Saritha and advocate Fenny Balakirshnan, an unknown person handed money to them while they were at Vanchiyoor. Later in the conversation between the two, Sasi said, he understood that it was money sent by Abdullakutty.

Mostly they discussed serious matters in the car after sending him out, Sasi said.

Fenny Balakrishnan’s clerk Raghunath said that in some cases he had arranged sureties for getting Saritha released on bail. However, in certain other cases, sureties were arranged by some other persons.

Similarly, a police official, who was with the police team from Thalassery that first attempted to arrest Saritha, also deposed before the Commission.

He submitted that the department had issued a showcause notice for not dismissing him from service. He said that charges by the higher ups that he had leaked telephone call details to reporters were all false.



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