Bengaluru court defers solar case hearing to Dec 9text_fields
Bengaluru: A city court on Monday deferred hearing in a solar project cheating case, in which former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was summoned for his involvement in the deal.
On October 24, the court had directed six persons, including Chandy, and a firm to together pay an amount of Rs. 1,60,85,700 to a Bengaluru-based businessman MK Kuruvilla, with 12 per cent interest, for a solar project that did not materialise.
Chandy had filed two applications appealing against the earlier verdict. The first plea challenged the court's ex-parte order and the second sought that his arguments be heard.
The court had said the defendants must comply with the order within six months failing which Kuruvilla will be entitled to recover the determined amount from the defendants, in accordance with law.
Kuruvilla had filed a petition last year seeking return of Rs. 1,60,85,700 deposited with SCOSSA Educational Consultants Private Limited, the first defendant, for setting up a solar power project in Kerala.
According to Kuruvilla, during 2011, he got acquainted with one Binu Nair who claimed to be the director of Kochi-based SCOSSA. Nair had approached him for setting up a solar power project.
Nair had claimed that one of the directors, Andrews, was Chandy's first cousin and would be appointed consultant and operate from Abu Dhabi for setting up the project. Also, he had named another person Diljith and claimed that he too was a director in the firm besides being a youth Congress activist.