The Supreme Court has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into 1994 espionage case against ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.
Narayanan has welcomed the federal agency probe into the alleged police conspiracy to implicate him in the case. “I am happy. I sought a central agency probe that led to the conspiracy that delayed the country’s cryogenic project” the former ISRO scientist said in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Supreme Court was hearing Centre’s plea seeking consideration of the report filed by a high-level committee regarding the role of erring police officials in the 1994 espionage case relating to Nambi Narayanan, who had been acquitted and was eventually awarded ₹50 lakh compensation by the top court in in 2018.
The apex court accepted the report by the committee it had appointed and aksed the CBI to carry out further investigation in the 1994 espionage case.