ISRO spy case: CBI records statements of Maldivian woman Fousia Hassan

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Bengaluru: In an important development to the ISRO spy case, CBI has recorded the statements of Maldivian woman Fousia Hassan, who was one among the two women wrongly framed for espionage. The statements were recorded during a video conferencing with Fousia.

Similarly, the statement of the wife of former ISRO scientist late K Chandrasekhar and daughter of Bengaluru-based businessman late SK Sharma, who were also wrongly framed in the ISRO espionage case, were recorded. CBI recorded the statements after reaching Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, CBI has submitted the letter sent by Maldivian women seeking compensation, to the Supreme Court .

It was last month that the CBI registered an FIR at the Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court against 18 people, all of whom had probed the case and included top former Kerala Police and IB officials, who have been charged with conspiracy and fabrication of documents.

The ISRO spy case surfaced in 1994 when S.Nambi Narayanan, then a top scientist at the ISRO unit here was arrested on charges of espionage along with another senior ISRO official, two Maldivian women (Fousia Hassan and Mariam Rasheeda) and a businessman.

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