Thiruvananthapuram: A Kerala court on Friday sent both the accused, Saritha S Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan, to three years in jail in what came to be known as the solar scam. The punishment to the two accused was given by the Perumbavoor Magistrate court.
The so-called solar scam case surfaced when Nair and her live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan were arrested in 2013 on charges of cheating numerous investors who paid money for solar panels.
Over 30 cases of cheating were registered in various courts against Nair and Radhakrishnan. Police estimate that the duo cheated investors to the tune of over Rs 6 crore.
Nair had made numerous allegations against top Congress leaders, including erstwhile Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, a few of his Cabinet colleagues and legislators, and claimed she had substantive evidence to prove her allegations.