The Center moved the Supreme Court on Monday, requesting immediate hearing on the report of the high-level committee on the role of police officers convicted in the 1994 espionage case involving ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. The Supreme Court acquitted the scientist of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in this case and later decided to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta referred the matter to a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde for a speedy hearing. The bench said that the case would be heard next week.
Mehta told the bench that the committee has filed the report and it should be considered as it is a national issue. The bench said that it considers it an important matter but a speedy hearing is not necessary. The bench said, will hear next week.
The Supreme Court had constituted a three-member committee on September 14, 2018, headed by former Supreme Court judge DK Jain, to probe the case and directed the Kerala government to pay him a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for Narayanan’s gross insult. Had given.
Police action was termed as psychiatric behavior
The Supreme Court had asked the Center and the state government to nominate one officer each to the committee to form a committee to take appropriate steps against the officials guilty of harassing and torturing Narayanan. Terming the police action against former ISRO scientist as psychiatric behavior, the Supreme Court in September 2018 said that taking them into custody jeopardized their freedom and dignity and later faced scandalous indecency despite every former glory. Was forced to do.
The three-member inquiry committee has submitted the report in a closed envelope
This case of espionage is related to allegations of two scientists and four others giving some confidential documents related to the Indian space program to other countries. The scientist was arrested when there was a Congress-led government in Kerala. The three-member inquiry committee has recently submitted its report in a closed envelope to the Supreme Court. The CBI said in its investigation that the top officials in Kerala were responsible for the illegal arrest of Narayanan at the time.