Saritha Plea Dismissed; Court Questions Petitioner’s Credibility

Kochi: The Kerala High Court, on Monday, questioned solar scam accused Sarith S Nair’s credibility, stressing that the court needn’t be seen as a platform for playing politics on the eve of the elections.

Dismissing a plea made by Saritha for a CBI probe into the alleged role played Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the solar scam, Justice B Kemal Pasha said the court believed that the plea itself is politically motivated.

Stating that the probe conducted could not be stamped as improper, the court said the petitioner lacks any credibility to put forward a plea for CBI  probe. Adding that the petitioner is the prime accused in as many as 33 cases relating to swindling crores from the public, the court pointed out that Saritha Nair can raise her views on improper probe before the trial court.

The court added that Saritha in her role as petitioner has chosen to step into the shoes of the de facto complainant, Sreedharan Nair, sans authorization. This cannot be allowed, the High Court pointed out.