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Solar scam: Sreedharan denies changing statement to police

Solar scam: Sreedharan denies changing statement (05 Sep 5:36 p.m.) Kochi: Kerala High Court was Thursday informed that Sreedharan Nair, a complainant in solar panel scam case, had told police during questioning that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had no role in the deal which he had entered with accused Saritha S Nair to set up a solar plant in Palakkad. The submission in this regard was made by Additional DGP A Hemachandran, who is heading the Special Investigating Team probing the scam, which has rocked the state. Nair had also given a statement before Pathnamthitta Judicial Magistrate that he had met the Chief Minister in his office. He allegedly included Chandys name in the complaint at a later stage. According to Nair, owner of Mallelil industries, Saritha had received Rs 40 lakh to set up a plant at KINFRA park in Palakkad in association with Team Solar. Tenny Joppen, a former official of Chandys office, was arrested on Nairs complaint that he and Saritha had cheated him. Joppen was recently released on bail after spending over

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