Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Nambi Narayanan ISRO espionage case: Supreme Court terms scientist’s arrest needless, raps Kerala Police

Nambi Narayanan ISRO espionage case: The Supreme Court said that the arrest of S Nambi Narayanan was needless and unnecessary. The court further granted him a compensation of Rs 50 lakh. As per reports, a probe has been ordered against the SIT officers who had framed the ISRO scientist in the espionage case.

The alleged espionage case against the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) space scientist S Nambi Narayanan was put to rest by the Supreme Court on Friday. The Supreme Court said that the arrest of S Nambi Narayanan was needless and unnecessary. The court further granted him a compensation of Rs 50 lakh. As per reports, a probe has been ordered against the SIT officers who had framed the ISRO scientist in the espionage case. Reacting to the ruling, scientist Nambi said that the compensation given to him for his sufferings will not do justice.

Taking cognizance of Nambi’s remark, the Supreme Court further appointed a retired SC Judge committee to probe the ways in which justice can be served to the former space scientist. Meanwhile, talking about the recent ruling, Nambi said he is yet to see the judgement.

During the hearings, former ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan said that he is hurt. He added that he had served the nation and was fabricated under espionage charges. The scientist claimed that he suffered agony for 10 years. The 76-year-old scientist added that he was given a clean chit by the CBI and their report was after accepted by the Magistrate.

The following ruling was given by the Supreme Court bench, headed by CJI Dipak Misra. Nambi has previously demanded a compensation of Rs 1 crore and action against the SIT officers.

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