SC orders CBI probe into wrongful arrest of Nambi Narayanan

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 1994 espionage case against former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist Nambi Narayanan.

The court directed that the report submitted by Justice DK Jain Committee regarding the erring officials who implicated scientist Dr Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO.

The Court said that the CBI will be at liberty to decide on further investigation based on the enquiry report, by treating it is a preliminary enquiry.

The apex court directed the CBI to report to the Supreme Court the decision taken on the enquiry report within three months.

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.

 

NT Bureau