As one of the co-accused in the case did not appear, the court adjourned the hearing to March 16.

Solar scam accused Saritha appears before Coimbatore court in cheating case
news Cheating case Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 18:00
Written by  PTI

Prime accused in the solar scam in Kerala, Saritha Nair on Wednesday appeared before a court in Coimbatore in connection with a cheating case filed against her by a city-based industrialist.

As one of the co-accused in the case did not appear, the 6th Judicial Magistrate Court adjourned the hearing to March 16.

Saritha is facing two cheating cases in Coimbatore and 27 in Kerala related to the solar scam in which scores of people were allegedly duped of crores of rupees after being promised solar panel solutions.

Later talking to reporters, she said she was contemplating to move the Kerala High Court seeking a speedy inquiry by the Justice Sivarajan commission looking into the scam.

Saritha claimed that she had more evidence in support of her allegations that bribe was paid to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed, a charge already denied by them.

Deposing before the Justice Sivarajan Commission in Kochi in January, Saritha had alleged that Rs 1.90 crore had been given to a key aide of Chandy and Rs 40 lakh to the PA of Mohammed for setting up mega solar projects in the state.