Solar scam | Saritha S. Nair sentenced to 6 years’ RI
The Kozhikode Judicial First Class Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday sentenced Saritha S. Nair to six-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) and slapped a positive of ₹40,000 in reference to a photo voltaic dishonest case.
(*6*) the decision, Justice of the Peace K.K. Nimmi discovered Saritha, second accused, responsible of duping Abdul Majeed, proprietor of Associated Steels Yard, into paying ₹42.70 lakh after promising him franchises in photo voltaic panel and windmill farm corporations in 2012.
Assistant public prosecutor Geoffrey George Joseph stated the court docket would individually pronounce the decision on Biju Radhakrishnan, first accused, as he had sought exemption from listening to the decision following his quarantine. A 3rd accused, B. Manimon, was acquitted.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Jaison K. Abraham probed the case and submitted the chargesheet towards them in December 2013.
The prosecution case is that Saritha approached the sufferer as Lakshmi Nair, zonal supervisor of the corporate, whereas Biju launched himself as K.B. Nair or Biju Nair. Saritha and Biju have been operating a agency referred to as Team Solar Renewable Energy Solutions on Chittoor Road in Kochi.
Saritha was discovered responsible below Sections 406 (prison breach of belief), 419 (punishment for dishonest by personation), 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property) and 471 (utilizing as real a cast doc) of the Indian Penal Code ( IPC).
She was awarded one-year RI and fined ₹10,000 every in Sections 406, 471 and 419 and three-year RI and ₹10,000 in Section 420. The sentences would run consecutively.
The court docket had to adjourn the decision after Saritha failed to flip up. In February, the court docket issued an arrest warrant towards Saritha and others for not displaying up in court docket to hear the decision within the case.
Last week the Kasaba police arrested Saritha from her home in Thiruvananthapuram. She was additionally remanded in judicial custody in Kozhikode. She now can be shifted to the jail in Kannur.