Saritha Nair, an accused in the solar scam, is an independent candidate contesting against Congress president Rahul Gandhi. She said that three bike-borne men tried to attack her vehicle in Kochi, Kerala.
Kochi: Solar scam accused Saritha Nair's vehicle was attacked by an unidentified gang in Kochi on Monday evening. On May 7, Saritha filed a complaint at Palarivattam police station in Kochi, Kerala. She said that three bike-borne men tried to attack her vehicle in Kochi.
According to sources, a man in a bullet came in front of Saritha's vehicle and asked her to stop her car. In the meantime, attackers in another bike with weapons smashed the window panes of Saritha's car. She said to the police that she could identify the culprits. She handed over the details of the number plate, which suggested that the bike was registered in Uttar Pradesh.
Saritha contested as an independent candidate against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi for the Lok Sabha election. She had chosen green chilly as her poll symbol. She had submitted her nomination with the address of her residence in Malayinkeezhu, Thiruvananthapuram.
The nomination papers filed by Saritha to contest from Ernakulam and Wayanad were rejected by the Election Commission (EC) on April 6.
Saritha was sentenced to six years in jail with respect to two cases related to the solar panel scam, but is currently out on bail. According to rules, one cannot participate in an election without completing their jail term.
Earlier, Saritha had made serious allegations of corruption and sexual exploitation against a number of Congress leaders. She told the media that she had sent many letters to Rahul Gandhi in which she had complained against 12 Congress workers.
“Rahul Gandhi refused to take action,” she said, and questioned, "How can a person, who is trying to become the Prime Minister of India, behave this way to a woman?"
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Last Updated May 7, 2019, 1:44 PM IST