Thiruvananthapuram: Biju Radhakrishnan the accused in Solar Scam says he gave 10 lakhs to Super Star Mammootty Rs. 50,000/- by cheque and the balance without any records. This was for attending the inaugural function of Team Solar. These are disclosed by Biju on interrogation by police on the case registered at Perumbavoor Police station against Biju and Saritha.
In 2011 Team Solar has given an award to Mammootty. In a function arranged in a star hotel in Kochi on 11th June 2011 the award has been given by Minister K.P Mohanan. The public appeal gained by honoring the super star also has been utilised by them for the fraud. Kaviyoour Ponnamma, Sarayu and Vineeth were the other celebrities attended that function.
The investigation team who recorded the statements have started the enquiry. Later it will be decided whether to question Mammootty on this or not.