ISRO Scientist’s Illegal Arrest Case: CBI Files Case Against Kerala Cops

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Nambi Narayanan, now 79, was arrested in November 1994. (File)

New Delhi:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case in opposition to Kerala police personnel in a matter of alleged framing of area scientist Nambi Narayanan within the 1994 ISRO espionage case on the Supreme Court’s instructions, officers stated at this time.

The court docket, on April 15, ordered that the report of a high-level committee on the function of the erring police officers within the 1994 espionage case referring to ISRO scientist Narayanan be given to the CBI.

It had earlier directed the company to conduct additional investigation on the problem.

The Kerala police had registered two circumstances in October 1994, after Maldivian nationwide Rasheeda was arrested in Thiruvananthapuram for allegedly acquiring secret drawings of ISRO rocket engines to promote to Pakistan.

Nambi Narayanan, the then director of the cryogenic undertaking on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was arrested, together with the then ISRO deputy director D Sasikumaran and Fousiya Hasan, a Maldivian pal of Rasheeda.

The CBI probe had discovered the allegations to be false.

Terming the police motion in opposition to the previous ISRO scientist “psycho-pathological treatment”, the court docket had, in September 2018, stated his “liberty and dignity”, fundamental to his human rights, had been jeopardised as he was taken into custody and, ultimately, regardless of all of the glory of the previous, he was compelled to face “cynical abhorrence”.

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