Kozhikode: Judicial First Class Magistrate Court III in Kozhikode on Tuesday sentenced Saritha S Nair, the second accused in the cheating case related to solar scam, to six year Rigorous Imprisonment (RI).
The court also imposed a total fine of Rs 40,000 on her.
This is the first case, in the which the Order was delivered, among the 32 cases related with the Controversial Solar Scam during the previous UDF Government.
The verdict was pronounced by Judicial First Class Magistrate K Nimmi separately in four crimes charged in the case, ranging from one to three years. However, punishment has not been combined and hence Saritha will have to undergo the sentence separately.
The case was registered among others under sections 406 (Criminal breech of trust) 419 (impersonisation) 420 (cheating) and 471 (fabricating documents) of the IPC.
The Court acquitted the third accused B Manimon.
Biju Radhakrishnan, the first accused in the case, had applied for leave as he is in quarantine due to COVID. The verdict of Biju will be pronounced later.
According to a complaint filed by Kozhikode native Abdul Majeed with the police in 2012, the two accused Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan had taken Rs 42.70 lakh from him for providing franchise in their company besides installing solar panels in his office and house.
But, neither was the contract executed nor the money refunded, the complainant stated.