The Supreme Court directed the CBI to conduct an independent probe into the charges levelled against former policemen of Kerala, accused of illegally arresting ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan for leaking confidential information related to the country's space development programme to foreign agents
The Supreme Court division bench after hearing the Sr Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Tushar Mehta ordered the petitioner to issue a public notice in at least two local newspaper returnable on 18 August.
A three judges Supreme Court bench headed by Justice U U Lalit while hearing the petition have issued notice to Central Bureau of Investigation, State of Karnataka and asked to file an affidavit within 7 days.
Luthra also referred to the West Bengal State amendment to Section 167 CrPC. He said that West Bengal is only State which allowed production of accused through video audio conference even before the Covid era. Luthra referred to 2(g).
Police officer Bhimraj Rohidas Ghadge opposed the transfer of cases filed against Singh to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), stating that Param Bir Singh's petition amounts to pure abuse of the due process of law.
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation, which had sought an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the death of Kalikho Pul, former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister.