ISRO spy case: Nambi Narayanan bribed acres of land to officials, documents claim


In an attempt to protect their faces, the accused in the conspiracy of ISRO spy case released the documents of the alleged bribery of Nambi Narayanan.

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Thiruvananthapuram: In an attempt to protect their faces, the accused in ISRO spy case released documents of the alleged bribery of Nambi Narayanan. The former scientist bribed acres of land in Tirunelveli to the relatives of CBI officers, government officials and politicians inquiring into the spy case, the documents claim.

Nambi Narayanan, his son Sankara Kumar and relative Paul Swamy made the dealings.

The former police officers, who are accused in the conspiracy case, wants CBI to look into the matter. The bribes helped Narayanan to be acquitted by the CBI in the spy case, they allege.

Anjali Srivastava, wife of former DGP Raman Srivastava and CBI former joint director Rajendra Natha Kaul, received land in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu in 2004. Kaul’s close relative got 1 acre.

Elder sister and brother-in-law of former DYSP Harivalsan, who initiated int inquiry into the spy case, got 22 acres of land. A West Bengal politician received 10.54 acres and an officer in the general administration department got 15.09 acres. A benami of former CBI DIG Madhusoodanan Nair got another 18.88 acres of land, the documents say.

The documents were submitted along with the plea of the then Pettah CI S Vijayan to the Thiruvananthapuram Chief Magistrate Judicial Court. S Vijayan is also the primary accused in the conspiracy case. The verdict on the plea will be delivered by VR Rekha, Chief Judicial Magistrate, on July 23.

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