Kerala Court allows anticipatory bail of Ex-DGP in ISRO Conspiracy Case

ISRO Nambi_Narayanan Law Insider
ISRO Nambi_Narayanan Law Insider

Sweta Singh-

Published on: August 24, 2021, at 14:16 IST

A court in Kerela grants anticipatory bail to erstwhile Kerala DGP Siby Mathews in the case registered by the CBI in relation to the illegal arrest of erstwhile ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan and two Maldives nationals in a 1994 surveillance case.

CBI has registered the case against Mathews and 17 others, including IB officials, for various offenses like criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and fabrication of evidence, under the IPC in relation to the arrest of Narayanan and the two Maldives nationals

Principal District and Sessions Judge P Krishnakumar granted the relief as confirmed by advocate V. Rajkumar.

Advocate Prasad Gandhi also confirmed the order, who had appeared for the two Maldivian nationals Mariyam Rasheeda and Fouziyya Hasan but both Narayanan and two women are antagonistic about the granted relief.

In the espionage case connection with Narayanan, on April 15 The Supreme Court ordered that the report of a high-level committee on the role of erring police officials be given to the CBI and directed the agency to handle the further investigation on the matter.

The espionage case relates to allegations of ceding of certain classified documents on India’s space program to foreign countries by two scientists and four others, including two Maldivian women.

The Supreme Court had also directed the Kerala government to pay Rs 50 lakh as compensation for compelling Narayanan to endure “mammoth humiliation”.

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