Saritha Nair sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment in solar scam case In addition, a fine of Rs 40,000 has to be paid. The verdict was passed by the Kozhikode First Class Judicial Magistrate Court.
Abdul Majeed, a businessman, was convicted of embezzling Rs 42.7 lakh by promising to install a solar panel. The case was registered with the Kozhikode Kasaba police. The verdict in the case was due last month. But Saritha Nair was not present. Saritha is the second accused in the case. The first accused is Biju Radhakrishnan.
Biju Radhakrishnan, the first accused, told the court that he could not appear in court as he was a quarantine. Meanwhile, the court acquitted Manimon, the third accused and the driver of Saritha and Biju. Manimon told the media that his innocence had been proven.
The verdict comes eight years after a case registered by Kasaba police in 2013. Judicial First Class Magistrate KK Nimmi Saritha has been sentenced to life imprisonment after the prosecution found him guilty of treason, impersonation, embezzlement, and forgery.
Abdul Majeed, who lost money, said he was happy with the court ruling. Saritha, who was absent from the trial, was arrested by the Kasaba police on a court order and produced before the court. This is the third case in which Saritha has been convicted in a series of solar scams.