ISRO espionage case: CBI lodges FIR towards ‘erring’ cops

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The Kerala police had registered two instances in October 1994, after Maldivian nationwide Rasheeda was arrested in Thiruvananthapuram for allegedly acquiring secret drawings of ISRO rocket engines to promote to Pakistan. (Express photograph by Anil Sharma/File)[/caption]

The CBI has registered an FIR towards 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 mentioned on Monday.

The apex courtroom, 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 Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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

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

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

The CBI probe had discovered the allegations to be false.

Terming the police motion towards the previous ISRO scientist “psycho-pathological treatment”, the apex courtroom had, in September 2018, mentioned his “liberty and dignity”, primary to his human rights, had been jeopardised as he was taken into custody and, finally, regardless of all of the glory of the previous, he was compelled to face “cynical abhorrence”.

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