ISRO espionage case: CBI files FIR against ‘misguided’ police officers | India News
NEW DELHI: The CBI has filed an FIR against Kerala police personnel in a case of alleged indictment of space scientist Nambi Narayanan in 1994 ISRO spy case in the Supreme Courtaddresses, authorities said Monday.
The high court, on April 15, ordered that the report of a high-level committee on the role of errant police officers in the 1994 espionage case involving ISRO scientist Narayanan be delivered to the Central Investigation Office (CBI).
He had previously ordered the agency to conduct further investigations on the matter.
Kerala police had recorded two cases in October 1994, after the Maldivian citizen Rasheeda was arrested in Thiruvananthapuram for allegedly obtaining secret drawings of ISRO rocket engines to sell to Pakistan.
Narayanan, the then director of the cryogenic project at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), was arrested, along with the then deputy head of ISRO, D Sasikumaran, and Fousiya Hasan, a Maldivian friend of Rasheeda.
The CBI investigation found the allegations to be false. In September 2018, the high court classified the police action against the former ISRO scientist as “psychopathological treatment” and said that his “freedom and dignity”, fundamental to his human rights, were in danger when he was detained and, finally, Despite all the glory of the past, he was forced to confront “cynical loathing”