KOCHI: Saritha S Nair, accused in the Solar scam, on Monday submitted before the Solar inquiry commission that N V Raju, former Ernakulam Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Offences), had recorded her statement while she was produced before the latter by the police in July 2013. Earlier, N V Raju had given a statement before Justice G Sivarajan Solar Inquiry Commission that he did not record the statement given by Saritha and instead asked her to file a written complaint through her advocate. According to Saritha while she was produced at the ACJM court by the Special Investigation Team on July 20, 2013, she told Magistrate N V Raju in the open court that she had some matters to disclose. Considering this, N V Raju posted the case for hearing of Saritha in the afternoon. In the afternoon, she was called inside the court for giving the statement.
At that time, Saritha, her advocate Fenny Balakrishnan, N V Raju, a bench clerk, the junior superintendent of court and a woman police constable were present inside the court hall. She revealed the matter to the magistrate and he noted down all what she told. Later she was sent to judicial custody and remanded in the Pathanamthitta District Jail. At the Pathanamthita District Jail, she handed over the controversial letter with names of ministers, MPs, MLAs and politicians to her advocate Fenny Balakrishnan.
to Produce Letter before Panel
Kochi: Coming out of the office of Solar inquiry commission, Saritha S Nair told reporters that she would produce the controversial letter before the commission. “There is a petition filed by an impleaded party asking the Commission to order me to produce the letter. I would consult my advocate and produce the letter,”Sarith said. According to her, she has no issues in Biju Radhakrishnan, another accused in the case, cross-examining her at the commission. “If he has right to cross examine me, then why should I object to it. If he cross-examines me, it would bring more clarity into the solar scam,”she added.