Ready to probe conspiracy behind ISRO spy case: CBI tells SC
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court that a conspiracy had taken place in the ISRO espionage case and the agency is ready to probe the conspiracy that trapped scientists including Nambi Narayanan.
The CBI clarified its stand before the bench headed by chief justice Deepak Mishra who considered the petition filed by Nambi Narayanan seeking action against the investigation officials.
With this development, the chances for a re-probe has emerged. The CBI told the Supreme Court that it is ready to probe the case. The Supreme Court responded that it will consider ordering a probe into the spy case. The court will hear the case again in the afternoon.
A detailed probe is required to find out who trapped Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO spy case. Custodial torture had occurred during the course of the investigation. There were deliberate attempts to torture Nambi Narayanan who was a scientist at ISRO, the CBI told the court.
Yesterday, the Chief Justice had called Nambi Narayanan who was sitting in the gallery to know his opinion. Nambi Narayanan told the court that the investigation officials should be punished rather than increasing the compensation amount.
A demand was raised in the court that the compensation should be levied form the officials including Sebi Mathew. The defendants’ advocates argued that this is impractical. However, the court told the defendants’ advocates that compensation should be provided even if the defendants’ have to sell their houses.
The advocates, who appeared for the investigation officials argued that they arrested Nambi Narayanan as there were indications that he might leave the country.