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There was a Thursday Supreme Court order for a C.B.I. investigation into three retired Kerala police officers who were believed to have framed the I.S.R.O. scientist Nambi Narayan in the spy case. He was cleared of all charges and was subsequently compensated with Rs. 50 lakh.
On behalf of Khanwilkar judge, the Supreme Court ordered the C.B.I. to assume care of the investigation and consider the panel study by Justice Jain; as a provisional one, which would then be investigated.
The National Judicial Council referred the top court for immediate hearing and referral to the findings of the judge’s panel as a “national issue” on April 15.
The Kerala government had to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh, thus forcing Narayan to endure “intense embarrassment.”
The provincial administration to take effective action against the officials who cause “unimaginable harassment” and “permanent suffering” requested they use the authority.
The Supreme Court had in September of 2018 called the police action against the former scientist of the Indian Space Research Organization (I.S.R.O.) a “psychological treatment, citing that his” human rights “were threatened, particularly in his privacy, as a contributing factor.
Two of India’s scientists and four others, including two Maldivian women, were convicted of selling secret documents related to the country’s space programme in 1994 to people outside the country. The Congress had power in Kerala, the scientist was detained in a framed case by top cops.
The three-member investigative team has recently sent its findings to the highest court in the land in a personal filing. According to the C.B.I.’s investigation, the state’s top police officials were solely liable for Narayan’s arrest and harassments. The political crisis arising from the case resulted in the resignation of the chief minister, who had to vacate his post.
The Jain Committee scrutinized the detention of almost two-and-and-half years.
Previously, he had said that the Kerala police invented the event, and the equipment he was charged with possessing was not even on the market at the time.
Naranappa went to the Supreme Court against a Kerala High Court ruling that concluded that the former D.G.P. Joshua and retired police superintendents Vijayan and Sibi could not be tried.
There is no room for a scintilla of doubt that the scientist in question has suffered greatly. ‘ In an order issued earlier this year by the Supreme Court, police indifference was cited as an aggravating factor. As a result of this aggravating factor, the plaintiff must bear the humiliation of being arrested.
His sense of self-worth is damaged when psychotherapeutic methods are applied to him. ‘ When a person is insensible, he is crying for justice if he or she feels that their self-respect has been compromised, the court held.
It has been agreed by all parties that if the others, who were responsible for causing such a devastating emotional upheaval in his mind, were to be punished, then the authorities ought to suffer legal repercussions.
The C.B.I. gave the scientist a clean chit, even though it accepted that he had let the investigation fall to I.B. and issued general arrest warrants that had not been supported by sufficient evidence.
The case became nationally famous in October of 1994 when he was arrested in India’s Sri Lanka for passing on I.S.R.O. design information to Pakistan.
At the time, Narayan was the head of the cryogenic project, along with Fousiya Hassan, a Maldivian compatriot. D. Sasikumaran, a member of the Indian Navy, was apprehended by police.