ISRO spy case: SC reserves verdict in Nambi Narayanan’s plea

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the petition of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan for action against former top officials of Kerala Police who had allegedly subjected him to torture and illegal detention in connection with the infamous ISRO espionage case.

Nambi Narayanan’s petition challenged the judgment of the Division Bench of the Kerala High Court which upheld the decision of the Kerala Government to drop disciplinary proceedings against officials of Kerala Police- Siby Mathews (former ADGP), and two retired Superintendents of Police, K.K Joshua and S.Vijayan.

The Single Bench had quashed the Government Order, directing the reconsideration of the matter.

This order of Single Bench was challenged by the officials in intra-court appeal before the Division Bench, which reversed the single judge’s directive.