The Solar scam key accused Biju Radhakrishnan, has now named many prominent politicians who allegedly extended favours to Team Solar, the company promoted by him.
While giving statement before the Justice G Sivarajan Commission on Tuesday, Biju stated that Hibi Eden MLA, Mons Joseph MLA and P C Vishnunath MLA received a share of the profit from projects undertaken by Team Solar.
He alleged that Hibi Eden MLA and former Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany were invited to the annual day of the company, which was celebrated at a luxury hotel in Kochi.
The New Indian Express reports that at the function, Hibi Eden and Tony Chammany informed Biju about an exhibition of the District Congress Committee (DCC - Ernakulam) held at Jawaharalal Nehru International Stadium. Later, DCC member Premachandran visited the office of Team Solar and promised to arrange a stall for the company at the expo. However, he set the condition that 20 per cent of the sale profit should be handed over to him.
Biju claims that Hibi Eden had expressed his interest to arrange new projects for Team Solar to share the profit.
TNIE further reports that Hibi Eden arranged 12 projects for Biju, including installation of solar panels at CMS college, Kottayam, and at the camp office of the Kochi City Police Commissioner. For each project, 20 per cent of the profit was delivered at Hibiâ€™s residence in Kochi.
The report also says that while Hibi Eden helped him get new business, the MLA also created troubles in his family life.
Biju also said that he had good relationship with MLA Mons Joseph. He also added that he had handed over Rs 5 lakh to MLA PC Vishnunath as commission.
As per the report Biju alleged that there was a conspiracy behind sentencing him for life imprisonment in the Reshmi (Bijuâ€™s first wife) murder case.
There have been 33 cases lodged against Saritha Nair and his live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan. The Rs.7 crore scam had rocked the Oommen Chandy government after it was found that three of his staffers maintained links with Saritha Nair, the staffers were sacked after the scam surfaced in June 2013.
Nair, along with Biju Radhakrishnan, had been accused of cheating many investors by promising to supply them solar panels worth millions of rupees. The scam however became a huge controversy after Saritha's links with many top politicians was exposed.