ISRO Espionage Case: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that a report has been filed and it is a “national issue”. The bench said that it considers it an important matter but a speedy hearing is not necessary.
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The Supreme Court will hear next week in a 1994 spying case related to ISRO (ISRO) scientist Nambi Narayanan. A high-level committee formed in 2018 to investigate the matter has recently submitted its report. The apex court had constituted a three-member committee on 14 September 2018 under the chairmanship of its former judge (retd) DK Jain to probe the case and gave him Rs 50 lakh for Narayanan’s “gross insult” to the Kerala government. Was instructed to give compensation of Rs.
The apex court had ordered the appointment of one officer each in the Central and State Government Committees, ordering the formation of a committee to take appropriate steps against the officials guilty of “harassing and torturing them”. The case was listed for quick hearing before the bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that a report has been filed and it is a “national issue”. The bench said that it considers it an important matter but a speedy hearing is not necessary. “We will hear it next week,” the bench said.
The case of espionage came in the year 1994
Regarding the police action against a former scientist of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the court said in 2018 that his human rights were violated by detention and an attempt was made to tarnish all his previous achievements. This case of espionage came in 1994. Some confidential documents related to India’s space program were accused by two scientists and four others including two women of Maldives for handing it over to other countries.
The investigation committee had recently submitted the report to the court
The scientist was arrested during the Congress-led government in Kerala. The three-member inquiry committee recently submitted its report to the court in a sealed envelope. The CBI said in its investigation that the then top police officers in Kerala were responsible for the illegal arrest of Narayanan. Political arrogance had also started from the case. A section of the Congress targeted the Karunakaran of the then Chief Minister, after which he had to resign.
(News agency language report)