Sunday, September 19, 2021
Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

Nambi Narayanan espionage case: Supreme Court directs CBI to collect evidence against accused

CBI today registered an FIR against former policemen of Kerala in the ISRO espionage case, based on the findings of the Justice DK Jain Committee. It submitted a sealed copy of its preliminary report to the Supreme Court.

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take action against former police officers of Kerala in the espionage case of ISRO Scientist S Nambi Narayanan on the basis of the Justice DK Jain Committee report, saying that the report cannot be the sole basis to proceed against the accused.

A bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjiv Khanna directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct an independent probe into the charges levelled against former policemen of Kerala, accused of illegally arresting Scientist Nambi Narayanan.

CBI today told the apex court that it has registered an FIR against the Kerala cops in the case on the findings of the Justice DK Jain Committee. The national probe agency submitted a sealed copy of its preliminary report to the Supreme Court.

However, the top court of the country said CBI cannot file FIR on the basis of Justice DK Jain Committee and directed the agency to initiate an independent probe as per law.

The apex court also dissolved the Justice DK Jain Committee, stating that its report will not be made public and that CBI is free to take action.

Senior Advocate TR Subramaniam, appearing for accused Kaliswaran, demanded a copy of the DK Jain Committee report. Advocate Amit Shar, appearing for accused Siby Mathews, said, “After registration of the FIR, I have availed the legal remedy and filed anticipatory bail before the lower court. When the lower court asked for relevant documents, the CBI said they cannot give the report. We don’t have anything. The hearing is today.”

To this, the apex court replied, “We are not concerned with that. CBI has to conduct its own investigation.”

The bench made this clarification after Advocate Amit Sharma (Counsel for accused officer Siby Mathews), Advocate Kaleeswaram Raj and Counsel for other accused submitted that the Justice DK Jain committee report has not been shared with the accused. The lawyers argued that the refusal on part of CBI to share the report was causing prejudice to accused in availing their statutory remedies such as bail against the CBI FIR. They contended that CBI was heavily relying on the report in the FIR.

At this juncture, the bench observed that the report is no longer relevant as CBI has registered an FIR.

The bench also clarified in its order that the accused will have the liberty to take all possible remedies available in law, which will be decided by concerned courts on merits in accordance with law.

Also Read: Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association asks SC Advocates on Record Welfare Trust to immediately discontinue from using the words ‘Supreme Court Advocates – on – Record ‘ in its name

in November 1994, Dr Narayanan, the head of Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Cryogenics Division, was charged with leaking confidential information related to the country’s space development programme to foreign agents. Dr Narayanan and five others, including two Maldivian women, were accused of selling confidential “flight test data” for millions to foreign agents.

Dr Narayanan was arrested in November, 1994. A CBI probe later alleged that then top police officials in Kerala were responsible for Dr Narayanan’s illegal arrest. In September 1998, the Supreme Court also dismissed charges against him. The apex court also directed the Kerala government to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation for ‘humiliating’ Dr Narayan.

Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

News Update

Supreme Court refuses relief to NLSIU student who wasn’t promoted due to uncleared exams

A two-judge bench of Supreme Court said “How long you want that courts should run the institutions/universities and why should we interfere?” While relying to the contentions of the petitioners counsel to promote her to final year by way of an opportunity.

NGT directs stoppage of Baitarani river project work of sand filling, embankment, retention wall

According to the order 8 applicants are seeking a direction to the respondents restraining them from the sand filling work of the river basin of Baitarani on the South Bank at the place where river Baitarani bifurcates as Old Baitarani and New Baitarani in the Bhadrak District of Odisha.

Allahabad High Court recalls order listing case of errant advocate before another bench

The Allahabad High Court has recently recalled its order in which it had directed the listing of a matter before another bench citing the "mischievous behaviour of the advocate".

CBI seeks dismissal of petition for separating Director of Prosecution from agency, says post enjoys full autonomy in affidavit

The Central Bureau of Investigation has informed the Delhi High Court that the Directorate of Prosecution has got full autonomy and there is no interference in the functioning of a law officer and it has no decision-making power in the appointment of the Director of Prosecution.

Supreme Court allows appeal against summons issued to invoke power under Section 319 CrPC

The Supreme Court has set aside the summons passed by the Sessions Judge, Khiri saying the Sessions Judge will apply his mind in the light of principles laid down by the Constitution Bench.
Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.