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Solar panel scam accused released on bail from prison

Friday, 21 February 2014 - 6:21pm IST | Agency: PTI

After spending nearly eight months in prison in connection with the solar panel scam case, the key accused Saritha S Nair was today released from jail on bail.

She walked out of the Attakulagara sub-jail here after she was granted bail in all the 33 cases registered, police sources said. 

Saritha was arrested on June 4 last year. 

Coming out of the prison, Saritha said she was happy to be freed and wanted to meet her children first. The case shook the state's Congress-led UDF government after it took a political turn following the alleged link between three staff in the office of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and the accused.

Seizing on the issue, CPI-M led LDF opposition had conducted a series of agitations demanding the resignation of Chandy, which finally prompted the government to order a judicial probe into the scam. The scam pertains to cheating of huge sums allegedly by Saritha Nair along with her accomplice Biju Radhakrishnan by offering people solar panel solutions.

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