ISRO espionage case

The CBI has moved to the apex court for cancellation of anticipatory bail guven to Gujarat DGP (former) R.B. Sreekumar and 3 others in the ISRO-Indian Space Research Organisation case.

The CBI additionally requested the Supreme Court to drop the anticipatory bail of other accused S. Vijayan, Thambi S. Durgadath and P.S. Jayaprakash alleging that serious charges have been evened out against the accused including Sreekumar.

In August this year, the Kerala High Court allowed anticipatory bail to Sreekumar. While allowing the bail, Justice Ashok Menon of the High Court said there was no proof to recommend that they possibly impacted by any unfamiliar force in order to prompt them to incubate a scheme to erroneously involve the previous ISRO researchers to wreck the improvement of the cryogenic motor.

Sreekumar is the seventh blamed in this 1994 undercover work case. Other than Sreekumar, previous IB official Jayaprakash and two Kerala Cops, S. Vijayan and Thampi S. Durgadath, are additionally charged and have been allowed expectant bail by the Kerala High Court.

The case came to the light after Maldivian national- Rasheeda was captured in Thiruvananthapuram in October 1994 for supposedly acquiring secret drawings of ISRO rocket motors to offer it to Pakistan.

Following two years of examination, Narayanan was given a perfect chit by CBI following a conclusion report in 1996. On April 5 this year, the centre moved to the Supreme Court looking for consideration of a report recorded by a committee in regards to the job of police authorities in the ISRO espionage case.

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