Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan whose name was cleared by the Supreme Court in the ISRO spy case wants the role of the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) in cooking up the espionage case to be investigated, reports The New Indian Express.
Earlier, another scientist, D Sasikumaran had alleged that CIA had a major role in fabricating the case. Speaking at an event organised by Ernakulam Karayogam, Nambi Narayanan wants the conspiracy of Intelligence Bureau, politicians and media to be investigated.
Nambi Narayan was accused of selling the cryogenic technology for Rs 400 crore. India had not developed cryogenic technology in 1994 and ISRO developed it in 2014. The Vikas engine drawings were no secret and anybody could have had accessed the technology for Rs 4,000.
Mali woman involved in the case had revealed that she was induced to identify Nambi Narayan and a police officer, Raman Srivastava. The espionage story was a creation of a police officer, said the former ISRO scientist. The case was flared up by the political rivals of the former Chief Minister of Kerala late K Karunakaran.
He maintained that ISRO as an institution stood with him during his struggle and was obliged to Satish Dhawan, U R Rao, Roddam Narasimha, Yashpal, Chandrasekhar and T N Seshan for coming out in open support for him.
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