Nambi Narayanan, a scientist in ISRO, was charged with espionage and was probed by Sreekumar. He was acquitted of all charges by the Supreme Court.
Hours after the Ahmedabad Crime Branch arrested ex-IPS officer RB Sreekumar for giving false information in Gujarat riots case, former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan said that he was happy at the arrest as the police officer did the same in his case as well. Nambi Narayanan, a scientist in ISRO, was charged with espionage and was probed by Sreekumar. He was acquitted of all charges by the Supreme Court.
After Sreekumar’s arrest, Narayan said: “I came to know that he was arrested today for keeping on fabricating stories and trying to sensationalise them, there was a charge against him. That is exactly what he did in my case.””Our system is such that anybody can say any loose statement and get away with that. I’m very happy to note that he has been arrested because there is a limit for everything and he is crossing all the limits in terms of decency,” he further said.
Today, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch filed a fresh case against Teesta Setalvad, RB Sreekumar, and Sanjeev Bhat. They have been booked under sections 468, 471, 194, 211, 281, 120 (B) under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).The move comes just a day after the Supreme Court upheld SIT’s clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots case. The SC’s ruling came on a petition by Zakia Jafri, whose husband was killed in the riots. Jafri had challenged clean chit given by an SIT to then chief minister Narendra Modi.The SC on Friday said that her plea was devoid of any merit. It also said that all those involved in such abuse of process need to be in the dock and proceeded with in accordance with law.
The top court also said that it found force “in the argument of the respondent-state that the testimony of Sanjiv Bhatt, Haren Pandya, and also of RB Sreekumar was only to sensationalise and politicise the matters in issue, although replete with falsehood”.This article has not been edited by our staff and has been posted to keep the users updated about the things happening in and around the world.