HC reserves order on bail plea of Tenny Joppen

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Kochi: The Kerala High Court Tuesday reserved order on the bail plea of former private secretary to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Tenny Joppen, who was arrested in connection with the alleged solar panel scam.

When the bail plea came before the court, Advocate General K P Dandapani told that Joppen had full knowledge of the transactions of solar scam accused Saritha S Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan.

Despite being fully aware regarding the cases registered against them, Joppen maintained relationship with the accused and they "share a common intention".

Investigation is going and if bail is granted, it will hamper probe, he stated.

Justice S S Sateeshchandran directed the AG to produce case diary files.

Joppan was arrested on June 28 based on a petition of businessman Sreedharan Nair, alleging that he had been duped of a huge sum by Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan promising a plant installation deal with Joppan acting as middleman.

Meanwhile, the bail application of television actress, Shalu Menon, another accused in the case, was adjourned to Friday.

PTI

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