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The News Minute| April 7, 2015| 3.00 pm IST Saritha Nair, an accused in the solar panel scam in Kerala, has vehemently denied that an explosive letter being aired by TV channels, that accuses politicians of sexually exploiting her, is fake. Nair has also lashed out at Reporter TV news channel and its CEO alleging that they had wrongly claimed she had confirmed writing the letter.A few pages of the 46-page letter has been leaked by the media, and content in the leaked pages include sexual abuse allegations against Jose K Mani, Member of Parliament and son of Kerala’s Finance Minister KM Mani.To counter Nair’s claim, Reporter TV has now released the audio of her conversation with the channel which supports the content of the letter. In the telephone conversation recorded on April 2, Nair can be heard asking the channel’s CEO MV Nikesh Kumar if the portion of the letter they had was about Jose K Mani.When Kumar tells her they have got some pages of her letter and asks her to speak about it, she can be heard saying, “Jose K Mani issue right? I will speak; I will check whether I am free tomorrow.”She later agrees to come to the TV studio to speak about the letter. This conversation happened five days ago, before the letter was released in the media.Now the channel is asking if the leaked letter was not written by Saritha, how did she know that it was about Jose K Mani? However, Nair has denied any connection with the MP as mentioned in the letter."Don't I know my handwriting? The one being now shown on TV channels is not my handwriting. I am in talks with my counsel and we are going to file a case stating that it's a forged one," she said.Nair added: "It's most unfortunate that this fake letter is being used politically. I have met Jose K. Mani only once and there were seven other people from my office with me."Jose K Mani, meanwhile, said his life was an open book and he has done no wrong. Former legislator Joseph M Puthuserry, spokesperson of the Kerala Congress-Mani, said the letter was a "conspiracy".  "We are going to file a case against it," he said.Nair and her live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan are accused of cheating many investors promising to supply them with solar panels worth millions of rupees. Saritha's conversation with Reporter TV : http://www.reporterlive.com/2015/04/07/169694.html

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